Sunday, 11 September 2016
My energy for any accomplishments was low today, so I did little but finally sorting through and saving poppy seeds from pulled plants that were tarped in the garage.
In the afternoon, as had been planned, Tony and Scott arrived to show the garden to some of their visiting friends. (Allan took all the visit photos)
We had an excellent tour of the garden and we hope to see all these folks again. There is some talk of retirement or at least summer homes on the Peninsula (the latter of which Scott and Tony already have).
Allan worked on his project: a new cat perch, to make more room outside the living room cat door.
I had been trying to think of a place where this huge plant could go on pavement, thus rendering it unable to grow into the soil. When the pot broke, I said out with it, and into the garbage it went. I saved a few starts, and will probably regret it.
In the evening, I continued the progress of weeding “wire vine” out in the front garden corner where my new boxwoods will go.
Now I have a project that interests me…just before the work week begins.
Catching up on three days worth…
1995 (age 71):
(learning to take care of all things after her husband had died in early summer):
September 9: Left the message with security guard then I dug up plants near water pipe. I diverted the water so it is now going back under the UDFB [Upper Driveway Flower Bed]. Maybe it will flood out the mole. Now to keep my mind busy I’m going to order some plants from Bluestone.
September 11: The Pines (Roger) was no help re the water leak. He said “Call a plumber”. I called and BJ Plumbing came out and fixed the leak in about two hours. The problem was one fitting at the stand pipe was broken. What a relief! I hope you are watching, Bruce, so you will know it’s all fixed.
1998 (age 74):
Sept 10: STORE DAY. I didn’t even get up early enough to water but I did water in the evening. It gets dark now around 8:00 so I can’t do much. I sorted some of the stuff I had tossed into a box when the guys were working here. Now the stuff is in 3 boxes to be sorted and put away.
Sept 11: I threw out 149 cans of pop! There are two 12 packs of Sprite that are probably ok. [They were well past expiration, I guess.] Also there are 7 cans of beer that I saved for slugs. Last night I saw a frog/toad in front and today I saw the one that’s usually in the garden sink.
Cool weather is forecast for next week. I’d like to bring in the wood as well as plant more perennials.
I don’t remember what I did Wednesday.