Posted: 20/07/2016 at 20:36
Evening all, Busy day today sorted out grandchildren this morning and then came home to find our bedroom and bathroom full of wasps. I don't mind them but hubby was having a hissy fit as he is terrified of them. We called someone in to check for a nest and by the time he came at 12.00 we had about 50 of them in the house. They were apparently getting in at the top of the bay window and living under the floorboards. I'm afraid they had to go.
Was in such a flap that I forgot both my phone and camera when I went to Wightwick Manor so no photos. Nevermind it's only about 30 mins from where I live so I'll pop over again in the not too distant future. It was lovely but very, very hot. On the way back called into Ashwoods and bought a new hydrangea 'Elegance' a lovely white one for a relatively shady spot at the top of the garden, should show up well in the evenings.
Did some deadheading, cutting back and feeding this evening when it went cool.
The bad new is I think I have caught Clari's cold. Feeling shivery, sneezy and headachey. Was supposed to be looking after Jonah tomorrow but don't want him to catch a cold as he is still very little.
The big news is that I am having some of the very large conifers taken down at the bottom of the garden. The man is going to check for nests and if everything is OK he will take them down next Tuesday. A bit worried as I will be overlooked but it will make the garden seem so much bigger as they have spread such a lot since they were topped. Should have even more space for new plants