Sunday, 22 May 2016
A day of garden puttering at home is perfection for me. Another form of perfection might have been a rainy day so that I could read my book.I wish to read it in one sitting. Meanwhile, for my daily bedtime reading, I am partway through this excellent non fiction book:
I’d been worried all weekend for Susie of the Boreas Inn, who had been ambulanced to a Portland hospital with a heart attack on Saturday morning. The news that an angiogram showed no damage and that she could come home today was a great relief.
I got trapped in a sudden heavy rain squall back by the bogsy woods and, somewhat sheltered by trees, weeded the bindweed corner.
I see room for a new shade plant, or five. When the rain stopped, Allan fixed the back gate whose hinges had rusted shut. He had to grind off the old hinges and install more expensive, non rusting new stainless steel ones. (“The hinges cost more than the door”, says Allan.)
I failed to get a photo of the door-gate put back on. I was able to use the door-gate to go to the other side and pull bindweed off the fence where our lot meets the gear shed property line.
Allan also installed on the front gate a sign that was a present from Mary and Denny of Klipsan Beach Cottages.
We only had a two day weekend because we have much work to do this week making towns and resorts perfect for Memorial Day weekend.
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
from my mother’s garden diaries of two decades ago
1997 (age 73):
May 22: In garage moved my garden stuff into empty NW corner. Moved boxes of priced stuff over to east wall. Planted the rest of sprouted upright begonias and one more basket. There are about a dozen of Dutch Garden begonias that haven’t sprouted. I’ll write to them about it.
1998 (age 74):
May 22: 12:00-5:00 Worked all that time planting tomatoes. The greenhouse is jammed. I had to stop twice to sift compost and mushroom compost. All the black pots, milk jugs and bleach jugs are full. All the tomatoes are out of the shop finally. I started throwing some away but there are about 10 left of misc varieties that I’ll plant. Next job is to plant tulips in garden and replant begonias in the tubs.