Posted: 19/05/2017 at 17:58
Back from the SM (surprisingly quiet for a Friday afternoon) - came via the nursery in the next village which specialises in hanging baskets and plants for summer containers (they supply most of the shops in town). Bought some pelargoniums - rich red and velvet burgundy - they look sumptuous (and I am not a bedding plant fan). Will probably plant up the chimney pots in a day or so.
Clari - an elderly couple used to take their 2 (equally elderly) dogs for regular walks round our village. One of the dogs was taken for 'walkies' in a child's push chair because he had severe back and hip problems and couldn't walk and his brother wouldn't walk without his mate alongside him. By pushing him round everyone was happy.
When the sick dog was put to sleep the owners tried taking the remaining dog out on his own. He wouldn't walk without the pushchair by his side so now they toddle round pushing an empty push chair.
Everyone sees to be very happy - I think the elderly owners take it in turns to use it like a zimmer frame
Fairy - had a look at those clematis - luvverly jubberly. The lemon sounds particularly nice and I can think of a spot if you change your mind....
If you don't mind me asking which company did you use? I need to order some yesterday but I've not really dealt with any of the specialist clematis people.
Poor old Lord Bute getting shoved under the table - mind you as an aristo he'll probably feel a bit at home under there. He just needs a bit of protection from heavy rain - overhanging foliage would probably be enough. He's a little beauty - I love the Regals