Thursday, July 04, 2013
Today's been another busy day as I got up at 7 and was out in the garden by 8. I managed to hoe and weed most of the garden, trimmed the euronemous bush which was getting out of hand, used the clippings for the bottom of the second compost bin and transferred about 20 buckets full of partly rotted compost from the old dalek bin. That is hard work!!!
By this time it was nearly 1 pm so had a quick bite before going with DH to the garden centre. We needed water retaining crystals for my brother Pete's hanging basket and picked up a cucumber plant which unfortunately needs the greenhouse as it isn't hardy enough for outside - and also a box of mixed veg which are sold on behalf of a local charity. Potatoes, carrots, apples, vine tomatos, a huge iceberg lettuce and a large cauliflower. Not bad value, but not cheap either but at least the cash goes to a good cause.
I got back in time to take Daisy for a walk. I ramped it up a bit this time and managed to do the walk in 25 minutes. 9 months ago it would have taken me an hour and I'd have collapsed in a heap after 10 minutes! We walked along a wooded path beside a dry brook - it only ever has about 3 inches of water and at the moment there's no flowing water, just oozy mud as we haven't had much rain now for a month or more. Thank goodness for that, after all the rain last year and into the spring.
4 hours of teaching followed and then I picked the cherries - to stop the blackbirds robbing the lot - slightly under-ripe but better than none. Oh - and I picked the first raspberries to have with my yoghurt for lunch. 120g, and they'll be more for tomorrow as I only picked one side of the row. I do love the summer and being able to eat from the garden.
Now I am off to bed for an early night. Hope you all had a wonderful July 4th!