It has been a good and productive morning.
We went up the road to get potatoes for our stew and the compost as it was a pound a bag cheaper locally compared to the garden centre, even with their special offer.
Hubby and I have therefore been outside with our plastic bootees to protect our shoes from the mud and gloves digging holes and filling them up with new plants.
Maggie’s Rose: Day 1
Maggie’s rose is a white iceberg variety, and we hope the blooms will be as big as those on our existing roses.
We planted that first where the gooseberry bush was, so all our roses are in a line along the fence on that side. We had originally decided to get rid of the bush, but noticed it was going nuts with new growth, so very carefully got out the root ball and have put it down in the junk patch where we’ll be putting our beans this year. The soil there is beautiful now as Hubby had been putting our own compost and clod dug outs there to rot down.
We did a silly with the conifers though and were overcharged by more than £10 because we’d bought 1 at £7.99 which was the one rung through the till times three, but the others were £4.99 and on special at 3 for £12. Oh well, it happens and was more hassle than it was worth to go back and get things rectified. It was our fault for not noticing.
Anyway, they are also in, and look very lost compared to the straggly four that were transferred from the junk patch to help divide up the garden. Hubby had already reduced the size of the onion plot, so we now have a line and hopefully in time with a little pruning and guidance it will bush out.
The two climbers we bought are Golden Showers and we have planted those on the outside of the archway. We’re hoping they will attract the bees and provide some lovely colour.
The clematis is pink, and the jury’s still out whether it’s survived or not.
While Hubby was finishing up, I came in and made a much needed cup of tea and started preparing the stew. We had half of the veg in the freezer and the pulses had been soaking overnight, so it was just a case of potatoes, onions and a couple of extra carrots plus some garlic and veg stock cubes.
We had that just before 2pm and are now settling down to relax. The washing has been done and is hanging outside, so hopefully will dry because it’s still warm and the sun is playing beek a boo from behind the clouds.