On Friday morning, after dropping my kids off at nursery, I took my husband for breakfast at the Horse and Groom, then we went to Newport to buy some electrical supplies (I have no idea what, I stayed in the car and went on Twitter) and then we dropped into a garden centre I’d never been to before.
I do like a potter round a garden centre. This one had lemon trees and monkey puzzle trees (my son would LOVE the latter but I have no idea how I would prune such a thing). I ended up buying an ox-eye daisy which had been reduced to 99p and three bags of seed compost.
In the afternoon, I sowed my violet seeds in a couple of trays of seed compost, watered them (too much) and put them in my cold frame. I had intended to do the basil as well but my husband has reminded me that the builders need to dig up all my herb garden to investigate a leak (they will do this when it is a bit drier) so I shouldn’t plant anything new there. I guess if we want basil, we can do what other people do and buy some.
I also planted my ox-eye daisy in the wildflower meadow (to describe this as “wild” is a bit misleading as I actually pay it quite a lot of attention).