|Clematis integrifolia 'Rosea'|
Although rain drops are pretty on flowers and great to photograph, the flowers are all looking past it, drowned and drookit and now that we've got the watering system in place at the nursery, we haven't had to use it. Any way enough of my moaning about the weather, well it's what we gardeners do isn't it?
Tonight we had a handful of home grown strawberries with ice cream for dinner. When I say a handful I mean that, between 4 of us. The plants are still small after being moved from our last garden last year but the issue has been the squirrels! They have discovered we have a back garden and lo there are tasty strawberries there. Not only do they pinch the strawberries, they have the audacity to sit on the window sill in full view and eat them!
Our day off on Tuesday was unsurprisingly cold and wet, so no nice day out in the summer sunshine or catching up in my own garden. Instead we wrapped up and headed through to Glasgow to a plant wholesale nursery to pick up some bright and colourful plants to sell at the open weekend this weekend. We then had some lunch out and bought some new fish for our aquarium.
|Not the most exciting photo but it was blue sky, haven't seen any for days and days, I had to take a photo!|
On Wednesday the weather actually improved, still unseasonally cold but mainly dry and some sunshine! I spent the day tidying the sales area for this weekend, removing plants that have finished flowering and putting in some new ones. I also got the vintage wooden trays we bought on Ebay filled with the flowery plants we bought yesterday to entice people into the nursery.
|Vintage wooden tray filled with bright colour|
Our open weekend is going well with 10% until tomorow (August 2nd) afternoon. Yesterday Sarah, a friend of David's visited and brought us some strawberry jam which was very kind, we had some on our toast for breakfast this morning. Today we had a visit from Angie at Angie's Garden Diaries, it was good to catch up. The weather was not bad, but showery in the afternoon and still so cold. I tidied a bit more of the bed you can see on the left where the wheel barrow is in the picture above. The ground is saturated but I want to liberate the plants there from the weeds so they at least get some light and space this year. When it was showery I prepared some more stock for potting. It is so satisfying to to see the neglected plants we got with the nursery coming back to life with some new compost, TLC and water. They will make excellent plants for selling next year. I am working on the shade plants at the moment filling up the shade tunnel with sell-able plants and re potting the rest and putting in them in the new shade stock beds.
Well I am off to flop infront of the TV with some wine and chocolate. Been a bit lax on blog writing and reading recently with getting the nursery up and running and all that involves. Hope you have a great weekend.
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