Five magpies strolling on the lawn across the road to me , must be a family. Know the saying? one for sorrow ,two for joy , what is it for 5 .
I had a lovely day yesterday, I did a bit of everything but the most productive ? this border is now clean and ready to be planted with just tulips , yes , I know , not till November but the soil will have settled nicely . I dug it over it, was just like flour in a mixing bowl , easy and a joy to turn over
Bluebell gave me some Verbena boneriensis, they went in , self seeders , good . Another hydrangea in there too . Yhe yellow Kerria is out , been looking at it for 5 years , bored with it and the Ribes , thats out, a lot of root there , that will take an age to remove . I like my garden to change and evolve , there are a lot of new plants out there to enjoy
I visited my neighbour yesterday to take her some lavender , she has a gardener . I,m not being spiteful but , I could do better for her . To pay someone I would expect something more .
I cleared up the scrabby fallen apples and the cerastium you might know it as Snow on the mountain , I love the colour of the leaves and the smell of it in flower but it has to be pulled out to ground level in the Autumn .
Now for coffee and scrambled egg and the room ready for Alison . Must remember a pressy on her pillow .
I feel quite uplifted after a few days of feeling oppressed by the wet and cold weather . My daughter -in-law Alison is coming today to spend a few days with me , I,m looking forward to that . Lots of good gossiping .