Physically it has been a very hard week and today was no exception. We worked in the bottom garden all morning, edging the borders (I am soooo edged out) and although tedious work it looks much the better for it. At this time of the year we have a good audience when we work down there, visitors hanging over the wall watching and commenting on the view and the turntable! Today I gave up saying it wasn’t my house and just pretended it was, so much easier.
This afternoon we finished clearing the potato planting area ready for PP Friday. It wasn’t warm, it was hot, and I certainly needed to loiter in some shade when it was done. I was rewarded on completion by a fine aerial display by the newly returned Martins.
Next I spotted the bonsai Magnolia stellata flowering for the first time. Two flowers on its petite frame.
Then a visit from someone I had known in a former life who had come to see the garden and I happened to be there. “You look familiar…….” It was pleasant surprise for us both I think.
Best of all was a chance encounter earlier in the day. As I was walking down the hill, I was approached and asked if I knew the way to the Secret Steps that led to the Secret Beach and if it was sensible to bring wands with them. In hushed tones I pointed them in the right direction and asked if I could borrow one of the wands. A particularly lovely one was loaned to me and helpfully I was instructed which was the right way up. I then cast a special lucky, “find the secret beach and have lots of fun” spell on a lovely little chap. I hope it worked, it wasn’t the wand I am used to and anything could have happened.