I hate it when a week disappears out from under me, doesn’t it know I have plans. Some of the week was spent not gardening because the weather was awful – we had a huge storm – right in off the ocean. We didn’t suffer too much damage compared to others, but a window blew off a cabin on the hill. Fortunately, it wasn’t broken so we just got some new hinges and attached it back onto the cabin.
In the garden I lost one of the new gutters I had recently put on my garden office, but I have the spare parts to put it back up. It could have been worse. The biggest problem I think was the gate and windbreak above it were open during the storm due to inadequate latches. And so, the wind was able to whip in through the gap and burn a few things. I have also fixed this by attaching new latches. This is the 4th attempt at latches that work well on my gate and I’m hoping this time it’s a keeper as I’m running out of affordable options.
I also went to the garden centre and ended up having a bit of a free for all and bought loads of things – some I needed, actually most I needed, but a few things snuck into the trolley that I wasn’t expecting like a dozen small trees for the wind break hill that need to be planted and a gorgeous deep dark dahlia – goodness only knows where I will plant that!
And as if I haven’t got enough on my plate, I have started another project that will be revealed at a later date but all I can reveal now is it involves a cool new thing we’ve been calling Blossom – stay tuned for more…
Oh, and all my seeds have been gathered and so now I need to wash all my pots and clean the greenhouse, so I am ready to go in a couple of weeks’ time! Eek – when did spring get so close?
But for now, the morning rain seems to have cleared up, so I need to get out there and salvage something from this week.
Come again soon – I can’t wait to introduce you to Blossom.
Sarah the Gardener : o)