Posted: 01/05/2017 at 15:39
We have had 2 inches of rain in the last 24 hours or so. Lovely. More please. OH played golf yesterday and the locals were so peeved that some gave up before the end. Fair weather golfers not used to rain. OH played very well apparently and they all reckon it's cos he's English so is used to wet stuff.
We have been to a plant fair today and indulged in some lovely horticultural retail therapy (HRT). OH has a new white wisteria full of flowers and several stems to train out. 30€ so made my plants look very reasonable. Azalea Anneke, Sambucus Sutherland Gold, Weigelia Back and White, Viburnum Sargentii Onondaga all for 10 or 12€ then a potentilla Pink Beauty, Astilbe Bunter Zauber, Brunnera Jack Frost, hakonechloa macra aureola, proper bluebells, and irises Tickle the Ivories, Benton Caramel, Coral Care and English Charm all for 4 to 6€ each.
Paella was scoffed at the village bar which has a lovely English sign for the loos indoors:-
"Men to the Left because Ladies are always Right!"
Now to pot on or water and hold for planting later this week. OH did not bat an eyelid when I said we'd need a new pergola for his wisteria.
Came home to find a surprise rose flowering just above our hedge by the gate. Deep red and perfumed. Excellent day so far even with rain and wind and grey stuff between bursts of blue and sunny.