Another sunny day today but a little windy; rather more than a breeze and less than a gale. I thought the trellis border looked quite calm from the caravan window. I thought wrong. But decided to carry on with it anyway wrapped up in a woolly hat, and my trusty fleece lined gardening coat ( with the hood up of course as I hate wind on the back of my neck it gives me a bad neck for days).
I actually got quite a bit more done and have nearly removed all the stone edging and re-edged the grass trying to give the border a nice flowing curve – not an easy thing to do as the curves look better or worse depending on your viewpoint in the garden. I didn’t take any pictures today (other than the one of the plants I bought and are still waiting to be planted) – I will surprise you another day.
DH was on hedge maintenance all morning but at 11.30 precisely calamity struck when he discovered he had a slightly flat rear tyre (well the car had). It was a slow puncture from a nail that had embedded itself in the rubber. He went to change it for the spare but with limited tools here he couldn’t get the nuts off the wheel – he decided he would need help from a local garage.
Oh no…as you might know it was already lunchtime by now there is no garage in the village and when we checked most of the garages in town had closed for the weekend and the bank holiday on Monday. We didn’t want to wait until Tuesday or we would be stuck without and car over the long weekend which is not a good idea in case we had an emergency on our hands. We searched around on the internet and eventually found an MOT station open until 3pm – so he pumped the tyre up a bit and drove carefully into town and they kindly changed the wheel for him but would not accept any payment and DH had to force a few pounds onto the old guy. People are so helpful up here.
Whilst he was gone I put the tray of apricot Violas I had bought into the planter and then made some mushroom soup, just an excuse to use the new blender really. The instruction leaflet gives the speed settings for different foods – soup or sauce, milkshakes and ‘carrots with water’. Can anyone enlighten me on the ‘carrots with water’ – is this a new drink maybe?
I mentioned yesterday that after going to see (and climb) the mound we headed off up to New Luce. The pictures for this are far more exciting than my garden but I am still in the middle of preparing them so as bedtime is beckoning I will have to have a go at finishing the post tomorrow. x