I did a (rather long) post on various types of rain years ago, and today we have drizzle, the horrible invisible stuff that seeps into your clothes unnoticed until you come to take them off. Regardless, we’ve had a field trip to the garden centre this morning.
It was relatively quiet, so social distancing was easy. Our shopping list was concise, but we thought we’d look at sheds while we were there. It’s still not clear when deliveries are, but it seems that what is available is a lot bigger than we wanted, with a price tag to match.
We had hoped to get a Maggie Rose for the back garden, but our internet search suggested it was only available abroad. However, we thought we’d ask today, and a very nice lady went through their stock outside and then called the office to make further enquiries. Meanwhile, we’d chosen two climbers for the clematis arch (still not sure if it survived to be honest, but it looks like there’s new growth) and three conifers to make a definite boundary between garden and veg growing area.
Photo August 2020:
Hubby’s replacement to our metal archway which collapsed taking the clematis with it.
Our nice lady came back and told us that it was a specialist rose and one they didn’t stock, and that our best bet would go to a professional nursery that specialised in roses.
We thanked her, and decided on a white rose for Maggie which will go nicely with the pink, yellow and red roses we already have.
We loaded up the car and as we were leaving, traffic and custom was en masse. The car park was fast filling up, so we had definitely timed it right by going early.
Lunch today was tuna fish cakes and beans for Hubby (day two of semi solid food) and I had the remains of the tin with a jacket potato and some veg. Tomorrow will see us with another stew for two, maybe three days as we’ll add pulses to it again as it makes it thicker.