Friday 24th June
M will be here later to knock the garden into shape. There are four plants to be lifted because they aren't the same colour palette as the rest of the planting and stick out like a sore thumb so they're going next door to S&T. I've been given some gladioli bulbs so they can go in and there are five new plants to be dealt with - the two Japanese Blood Grass will go in pots but I haven't decided on the other three, a gaura and the two agapanthus, so will wait to see what M advices. The final hanging basket arrived yesterday looking a bit bedraggled but it perked up after a drink and is now hanging on the fourth bracket. I think there is room for a couple more perennials so I'll see if M agrees and then nip out to the Nursery to buy them while she's here so they can be planted straight away.
Apart from that, there's nothing else in the diary for today. The nutrition class is cancelled so I'll use the time for some extra piano practice. I have to work out the best position to place my tablet to record my playing (ready for the exam) but my attempts so far haven't been that good ... it either sounds muffled, or is picking up too much bass and the balance is wrong. I'm supposed to record myself playing the three pieces and send them to C to make sure she is happy with the quality of the recording and, if she is happy with it, we can decide when to do the actual exam recording. I'll be glad to get it over and done with now so I can move on to some new music.
After feeling all excited about the Italian class yesterday I heard back from the tutor with the news that there aren't any free spaces and she doesn't know when or if she will be starting another beginners group so I need to make other arrangements and will try one of the groups in Bath. I'm a little disappointed but it's not meant to be and I'm sure one or two of my other options will work out just as well. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to organise it so that the Italian conversation and the piano lesson fall on the same day to save on petrol costs driving to and from Bath.