A Glorious Day in the Garden

At one point today I was sat down, in short sleeves, my face to the sun, listening to the bees buzzing hither and thither, and thinking to myself ‘it could be summer’.  But my day was not entirely spent sitting and soaking up the sun; I was up and about early and tackling the garden on various fronts: rotavating the new raised bed; planting delphiniums, oriental poppies, alcea, salvia, veronica, scabious, roses, clematis (to climb up the rose) … a seemingly endless round of planting which resulted in one section of our circular bed looking pretty good (I’ll try and get some pictures up tomorrow – won’t be as sunny so hope it still looks good – as I just didn’t have time today); sowing leeks and more cosmos (necessary as the mice nibbled the first lot just as they were emerging); weeding; dividing and moving plants … a truly productive day after which I feel satsifyingly tired and ready for a good, long sleep!

The need to divide and move plants sprang to mind as a consequence of Monty doing so at Long Meadow during last nights episode of Gardeners’ World.  I am still frustrated by the seemingly short amount of the programme that is actually given over to Monty doing things in his garden.  For me they are trying to squeeze too much into the allotted time. But this is the last I shall mention of it.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. how wonderful to hear the bees and plant…and just stop and sit with your face in the sun….

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  2. Sounds like i got the same weather as you did Jason. Saturday was indeed gloriuos!
    I managed to get down to shorts and t-shirt for the first time this year, and even got a little bit of a tan on my arms i think (more likely just mud)
    I’m looking forward to the photo’s. Hope you got your long sleep saturday night!

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    • It can be hard to tell what is mud and what is tan; when I see how much dirt washes off in the shower I tend to think that most of it is dirt! I slept like a log on Saturday and Sunday too!

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