The garden centre had a book and stationery sale. So I spent a happy afternoon catching up on some correspondence and reading & planning vegetable planting and frugal cookery.
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
We have almost finished planting up the plants we bought at David Austin Roses.
A climber - Altissimo
And this is Winchester Cathedral which has joined the other roses in one of the rose and dahlia beds.
And I could not resist the "Rescue me" counter - two Corydalis China Blue which are spring flowers so are just green shoots right now and look remarkably healthy and not in need of rescue just a Summer holiday. They will look like this come Spring (hopefully).
It was funny but I couldn't make a decision as everything was lovely so told Steve to choose as I would be ok with anything - the William Shakespeare and the Clematis Rebecca - I had picked up at our local garden centre a few weeks ago and put them back as Steve wasn't there with me and I felt that as they were more expensive than, say a tray of annuals, that I should wait to see if he liked them too. On our next visit they were sold out. I didn't tell him about them - and on Saturday he chose them anyway - I didn't realise til we got home and I was reading the labels!
Another fine weather day in prospect - so more gardening - today I have forget me not, campion, aquilegia, nigella, and poppy seed heads to clip and sprinkle. I noticed that in one part of the border these plants had self seeded amongst the spring bulbs and ferns and have followed each other in succession and looked lovely. So I am going to sprinkle the seeds further along the same bulb and fern border to try to extend this show that I would never have dreamt of myself.
Have a lovely day.
It is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.