Posted: 28/10/2017 at 09:25
Good morning. Had my mane tamed yesterday. Why have I never met a hairdresser who doesn't hack my fringe?!! I need it to hide a nifty gardening scar on my left eyebrow and forehead!
Spent the afternoon visiting a nearby garden owned by Maurice who's a keen collector of plants but doesn't have much success growing his rare treasures. Having recently retired he has expanded his garden into a field bought form the farm next door. He's planted all sorts of stuff but doesn't put rabbit and deer protectors round so his commentary was full of "it was this high but then I came out one day and it had been eaten!". We offered to spend a day putting wire cages round but he hasn't time as his partner is still teaching English and Spanish in Paris and they head there for winter once the Halloween hols are over. Despite that he has some interesting ideas for layouts and structures. We had Spanish hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon and little empanadas filled with a sweet filling made from a Spanish squash of some sort. Eric doesn't garden but he does cook and make preserves. Sounds like a good team. I came away with gifts including some baby "walking iris" and a white flowered hebe and a variegated yucca and seeds. I do like people who garden and bake and share plants!
Misty this morning so I'm finishing my sewing and then will check all my pots are ready for my absence next week. Seed sowing fest when I get back so the tree and shrub ones can stratify.
Hope all goes well with OH Liri and that he can have a treat tonight.
Chicky, your plans for today sound lovely. Enjoy!
Clari - will you get proper breeds or rescue battery hens?
OH tells me there's a butter shortage in France. Have you noticed Busy? All because the price is fixed in Feb for the year so the producers are now selling to Germany where they can get more.......
I'm off to look up hedychiums. Not something I ever tried in Belgium.
Have a good day all. Hope you're doing OK PDoc!