Sunday, 28 April 2013

Trip to RHS Wisley for coffee and lunch date.

We had lunch in the week with Brian's cousin and her husband.  We met at Wisley Gardens - not far for either of us to travel to - and had coffee and a short stroll around the lake.  Although I had my camera with me, we were too busy chatting for me to take many pictures.

Stachyurus chinensis
My dear friend from America is arriving in the UK today.  She will be staying for a couple of days with another friend in Suffolk, and then on Wednesday I am going to Peterborough to pick her up and bring her back here.  We are actually staying overnight in Peterborough as our friend is giving a talk there so we are staying to hear that and we will drive home on Thursday.

That will be the start of our adventures.  We do love our adventures.  We will be travelling to Belgium to visit a plant nursery and then stay a couple of nights in Bruge before returning here.  Then a couple of nights in London visiting the Lindley Library and gardens.  Our last adventure was two years ago when I travelled to California.  From there we flew to Ohio to stay with a friend, then back to California and then a long drive to San Diego, stopping off at various friends on the way.  Then the long journey back.  What an adventure that was.

So I have been madly dashing around the house to give it a good tidy and clean, so not very much to report.

I have been seed sowing - runner beans, lettuce, cabbage, radish, beetroot.  And I noticed today that the radish are up already.  I also sowed cucumber, courgette, chilli peppers and some morning glory seeds.

I have also written to Thompson & Morgan about the cucumber seeds - packet states average contents 4 - there were only two in packet, and only one of those has germinated.    How much did the packet cost?   £3.99.  I had an automated reply stating there was a two week delay on replies!

Here is my Blue Jug today  - it has had more or less the same flowers in it since we got back from our trip to Bournemouth.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you will be in for a busy but great time.


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