So just to show I am not yet a couch potato here is a brief catch up of the past couple of days. With regards to the wildlife garden and the compromises that have to be made I've decided to add a few more edibles to the patio area, as if I haven't planted enough tubs already! It was started when shopping in our local super-market (still don't know what is so bloody 'super' 'bout em) and I made my usual cursory glance over the cheap plant section where a solitary packet of one ragged Asparagus lay in the bargain section priced 50p, so being ever the pirate and tight fisted git that I am when finally reaching the checkout I asked, tongue very much in cheek, if I could have more discount on the Asparagus being as it looked dead and it was the last one? The Norse goddess of a girl behind her till just laughed and put it in my bag without ringing it through, you see I might be getting on but I've still got it (although what 'it' is escapes me).
Damn thing is once home and eager to plant this freebie I realised that this may not be quite such a bargain as first thought as I then had to go out again and by a suitable terracotta pot, compost and some sand to mix with said compost to give me a free draining potting medium, bugger. So then I finally get around to potting up my Asparagus together with some trailing Lobelia to add even more Summer color to the patio, then I noticed some Parsley and Chives that had been donated to the cause last year and both were horrendously pot bound so these got to be repotted too. All these plants fit in with the wildlife garden compromise as they are edible for moi, the Parsley and Asparagus have lovely foliage and the Chive when flowering will be Bee heaven, so a good result me thinks...
|All this because of one chuffin' Asparagus....|
|The culprit ready to be covered...|
|Ta daa, job done|
|....and repotted Parsley.|
Other time has been spent at Mr. Jones's motorcycle workshop where I've been helping out and generally making a nuisance of myself, although it is always good to be there with a good friend and although working, not feel any pressure. Also my E-Bay shop has now turned from being somewhere from which I used to 'comfort buy' to a place where I'm actually selling a few items, and as such is actually quite rewarding in a doing something constructive kind of way.
I think I have touch upon the state of my workshop in the past and you'll be pleased to know that nothing had changed, in fact it looked considerably worse when I ventured to open its doors this morning.....
....so today has been spent on clearing it out properly, laying a second floor layer and burning a mountain of crap which I had amassed upon my nomadic travels...
Unfortunately there are no 'after' pictures as it started
So that's about it for now, a right mish mash of a post and I hope I have not bored you too much. Til the next time take care folks..