Anyway, I have a 'man that does' for the garden, we only have about an acre, but what with my fibro and Chris's hand it can soon run away from us. It was his day today and despite all ways of trying, the strimmer just would not work, but that meant he could help me with the tubs etc. so he did all the heavy lifting and pot moving whilst I had the fun of planting up the tubs.
Some of my seedlings fell by the way side, what with the wind and sand and a little help from the furries, but I transplanted 3 tubs of sweet peas, seedlings of marigold, french and african, along with nasturtiams, I love using them in salads as it gives a nice peppery taste and the flowers are so colourful, and some very pretty flowers Chris had brought home, lobelia, gerbera, a sweet miniature rose.
My french beans seemed to have been hit quite hard as their leaves have the appearance of being scorched. Oh and a snail has had quite a nice dinner off some plants. In Devon the enemy was the dreaded slug, here its the snails. The pumpkins are showing through and the peas need to be transplanted into the ground, which the gardener had prepared today, bashing the clods into submission to make a finer tilth.
Kieran really doesn't mind what jobs I find for him, be it gardening or general, he came over with us when we moved here 7 years ago but that is another story! anyway I knew we had lost some roof tiles on the Casita, but as we were wandering around we noticed the Naya roof had been badly damaged by the winds along with the Ria Rue. Kieran gamely climbed up the Casita roof to fix the tiles but it seems the wasps had got there first and were extremely angry that an interloper dared to come any where near their nests. So that is going to be another days job armed with the necessary spray to keep him safe.
Oh and Beccie Boo and I are off on an adventure...............flights booked, countdown begins..........
take care xx