I spent a blissful Friday morning pottering on the plot in the weak sunshine. Needless to say the ground is still soggy so I worked all round the edges. It was a good start to the year and if I can do that every week through this month and next I’ll be well pleased.
I’ve used a book token that I was given to buy a couple of gardening books about flowers as I’ve really only one on the subject, which is a 1984 edition of The Flower Expert. I’ve bought the latest edition which has 250 pages, and browsing through it I noticed it includes Crepis rubra which I mentioned in Thursday’s post.
The other book I’ve getting is Val Bourne’s The Ten Minute Gardener’s Flower Growing Diary. This has had good reviews and been recommended to me, so I’m looking forward to reading it.
After two Sunday mornings spent twiddling my thumbs the horticultural society’s trading shed reopened today. Marge, one of the regular helpers, is visiting family in Australia but before Christmas she entrusted me with several packets of fancy biscuits, including a tin of Hilton’s Finest Luxury Chocolate Straws and a packet of Belgian White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, for everyone whilst she’s away. Typically I forgot them this morning so we had to make do with ordinary ones.
Talking of biscuits this is for everyone who likes a custard cream with their cup of tea.
Have a good week!