A week ago yesterday I found that my phone land-line had gone dead so I reported it to BT who said that it may take until Monday to fix. I gave the internet up a day or so later as it had become so slow I could make a cup of tea and drink it whilst waiting for a webpage to load. On Monday BT then said that it may be today before it could be repaired. It was finally done yesterday since when I’ve been catching up with everything.
Sunday was a lovely warm, sunny day so after I’d renewed my horticultural society membership, for the princely sum of £1-50, at the trading shed I went over to the plot. Walking past the bays just inside the site where local tree surgeons leave wood chips I saw that someone had been digging some out which on closer inspection looked well composted.
That decided me to cut back the Michaelmas daisies to knee height then add plenty of that compost, roughly sieved, around them as a mulch. On Monday and yesterday mornings I also mulched all round the strawberries, raspberries and blackberry bush. That sieved compost is good stuff so given a couple more sunny days I may well spread more over some other areas to dig in.
I know that some of you reviewed Wellywoman‘s excellent book The Cut Flower Patch earlier in the year, and others either won a giveaway copy or bought it. What you may not know is that last week she won the Garden Media Guild’s Best Practical Book of the Year award. Congratulations Louise it was well deserved. Not surprisingly her husband, fellow blogger Pianolearner, was well chuffed as you can see in this post. I’m sure that you’ll also be pleased to know that she’s been busy working on a new book which will be published next year, which is something to look forward to.
Have a good weekend!