I learned just yesterday that the estate where I live has suddenly been added to the itinerary for the RHS Britain in Bloom competition. Oops! I wonder how they will take to my front garden, considering it’s not what could be described as ‘in bloom’ at the moment.
Oh well, even though I wouldn’t want to let my immediate community down, I don’t want to go against my principles which I hope are for the greater good, anyway. That said, I did pop out this morning and do some weeding round the edges. There is still grass from the original lawn coming through but it was really easy to pull up with the ground being so dry.
I was a bit concerned by what I found under one of the bricks at the edge, however. What on earth could these grubs be?
Anyway, it just so happens that I needed to have a day out. I mean ‘needed’ in the sense that I am not good at staying at home for too long. So off we went for an afternoon trip to RHS Harlow Carr.
It’s a while since we paid the gardens a visit and I was green with envy at seeing the pumpkins there. How did they manage that when I haven’t got a single fruit on the vines?
On the other hand, it was lovely to see a bit of wild flower with something else. In fact, I was quite tickled by the statue of a cat in between the yellow flowers. I’d say someone’s got a sense of humour there 😉