A gardening weekend, well sort of!
My gardening weekend started on Thurs eve, when OH and I took the two large empty compost bins down to the lottie, (I had no hope of getting them in a ford KA, did see if it was at all possible!!!)We positioned them and put the ever growing pile of grass and weeds without big roots , those with came home to be put in my green bin, the skip on the lottie site is full to overflowing and being on the short side I had or have no chance of being able to put anything in it.
Fri afternoon, after looking after grandson in the morning the rainclouds that were threatening cleared, so armed with various seed packets,trowel, hoe &watering can ( i have no shed yet ) I set off to the allotment, I managed to sow a row of carrots, swede, beetroot& parsnips in the bed set aside for roots. Then lettuce, Swiss chard ‘bright lights’ & perpetual spinach in another bed. No sign of any potatoes yet, think I’m being ever so slightly optimistic they have only been in for abut 2 weeks ;-).
Saturday. I had a optician’s appointment, which I new might just be a little costly £289 :cry: but what i hadn’t bargained for was the drops that the optician put in my eye, I have been having a few problems with my left eye, so she put these drops into dilate my pupils, &then check the back of the eye. They did that indeed and for the next 4 hrs I found being outside in the sunshine rather uncomfortable and my vision rather strange, all normal side effects, I was assured, which kind off put paid to the walk we had planned around Arne nature reserve & Corfe castle. we did manage lunch in the tea room at Corfe. (always next weekend as its a bank holiday) I did manage later on in the day when my sight had returned to normal! to sow my cauliflower ‘sunset’, romanesco, courgette &20 ‘kelvedon wonder’& Balmoral peas, also sweetcorn and flower seed of cosmos sonata dwarf white& sonata mix.
Sunday was a non gardening day, ironing :yahoo: I have a empty basket 1st time since Dec, and helped OH with some decorating.I’m of to catch up with my TV watching whilst eating some chocolate I’m looking forward to next weekend as its Bank holiday so a extra day to do something enjoyable with :yes: