Posted: 24/07/2017 at 17:51
Since Rasta rubs her neck in unspeakable things and has hairy ears too she often gets muck stuck so we currently have to give a twice weekly dose of ear solution, massage it in and then let her out quick before she shakes her head. Not a girly dog at all except when mothering Cosmos.
Happy day's gardening done today. I've weeded some of the shade bed, potted up my sweet peas which I thought had died in the heatwave but I've just found struggling and trying to lfower where I'd hidden them in shade. They're looking perkier already.
Transferred a viburnum sargentii into a bigger deeper pot, top dressed and fed my clems and pruned the wisterias. Cleared the bed under one of them and started planting huge fat cyclamen corms (how do I know which is the right way up?) and then realised it was time to get showered and presentable for the tiler chappy. OH has hoed our front drive and parking area which is fine grey gravel and home to all sorts of volunteers. 3rd time he's done it! We sat on a bench having coffee and I spotted bindweed growing up thru a 3'/90cm high pile of chipped bark waiting for us to have enough rain to make my rose and clem beds and then plant and mulch them. Flipping Nora!
Lovely pots on your stairs Cheyn. Well done.
Joyce - I trust you enjoyed the sunshine and took advantage while you could. Cosmos has been hiding all day, apart from a brief spell playing outside with Minstrel because, despite treatments, we found a tick on his chin and sprayed it. Not a happy kitten.