Saturday 25th June
|176/365: there are five different fuchsias in this hanging basket|
M was here for over three hours yesterday and in that time she lifted the unwanted plants, moved others, planted the bulbs and the new plants. She also did battle with the weeds, finished off the deadheading (I'd done most of it), and tied in all the climbers. It's all looking great! Best of all, I'd thought there was room for two more perennials but M thinks there's room for seven ... I've started ordering them already before she changes her mind!
I stayed outside with M while she was here and took the opportunity to move the blue pots of spring bulbs into the garage so the area by my bench is now much clearer. It was strange weather, some sunny patches but it kept clouding over although there were only a few drops of rain. I didn't drink enough and by the early afternoon was feeling headachy so didn't do much else, and eventually had an earlyish night.
It's Miss C's half year birthday (her real birthday is on Christmas Day but she has gifts and her party in June); I've already delivered her card and gift and will phone later to wish her a happy birthday. I don't think she'll have a party this year as she's getting older and I'm guessing she'll do something special with a couple of friends instead. Hopefully there'll still be cake!
I still have to record myself playing my three piano pieces so that's a definite for today, and S is supposed to be coming round this morning to measure up for the wooden planters/pagoda structure. Unfortunately the forecast is for rain most of the day so I don't know if that's still on or not but I'll fit in with whatever he wants to do.