Yes, my back aches and aches and I’m an idiot for doing too much.
So a lot of the day was spent sitting down (in the sun) weeding and then going in for cups of tea.
I have planted up a narrow shelf of land above the shade garden with the shrubs I bought at Vachon.
They were intended for the iris bank but I’m having second thoughts about planting there.
So with a few of my propagated prunus lusitanica and viburnum tinus, and potted up euphorbias from other parts of the garden, I have now a new planting area.
Artur was my close supervisor today. If you think snoozing in the sun between the shrubs was supervisory.
But he woke up when I started weeding the barn garden. All that catmint (nepeta) had to be pruned back and boy did he come to life then.
I didn’t even notice he was there until I heard some gutteral growls behind me.
Never get between a cat and his drug of choice. I left him to it and kept on with my cutting back. I didn’t even dare to clear the cuttings away and put them on the compost heap. I just downed tools and wandered inside.
Tomorrow he will be back into the sun and I can safely clear everything up. And hopefully I will be sprightly again. Lots still to do.