Monday, 25 April 2016
Fortunately, a three day weekend enabled me to make up for yesterday’s all-reading day by some weeding on the west side of the back garden. I did allow myself to be distracted by Dave and Mel working on the hedge just two doors down.
I managed to get completely distracted from my goal and weeded down the west side bed instead:
I could not get further distracted into weeding the south end of the garden because a brisk wind was making the alder grove emit ominous cracking sounds on occasion.
Melissa asked what the golden Cistus was in the side bed above. Fortunately, I was able to unearth the tag.She also admired another young shrub of mine. It took me two hours to remember the name, which finally popped into my head. In the early evening, Dave and Mel knocked off the pruning and weeding job of theirs and we went down to Salt for a late lunch…without Allan, who had, at my urging, gone sailing on the rather windy day.
After some pleasant lingering, Mel and Dave left for their home at the north end of the peninsula and I simply forced myself to weed for another hour. The chilly wind was more conducive to going indoors.
Next post: Allan’s boating day. Tomorrow, we begin four days of work begin to get the towns ready for next weekend’s annual parades.
1995 (age 71):
April 25: Another wasted day except: Moved planted pots of Forest Farm plants out of greenhouse to make room for begonias. I’ll have to cover them with something as it’s supposed to get close to freezing tonight.
1997 (age 73):
April 25: 1:00-4:30 Planted the rest of the new strawberries. Then I dug the plants between the 2 Tristar rows and trimmed them so now I have 4 trays of Tristars to plant. I’m going to plant the small ones in one of my square trays.
1998 (age 74):
April 25: I slept till 11:00. I worked out about 2 1/2 hours. I tried to put new bulbs in shop light but it fell out twice so I gave up. I finished transplanting the tomato seedlings (at least I thought I did). After I put everything away I saw another tray under the light near the freezer. Some of the plants I potted were small but I have so many I potted them, too. The next job is the begonias!