A day of dodging showers at The Farm. No matter, most of the time I was in easy reach of a waterproof or a shelter. There were plenty of indoor jobs to be done. In the greenhouse the tomato vines, which had been allowed to express themselves freely over the last few weeks, were trimmed and tweaked and a bucket full of fruit collected. The cyclamen that bloomed all last winter, providing a little cheer outside the office door throughout the gloomy months, were potted up and are already producing flowering stems. No thanks to the general apathy toward them by the gardener. Rooted Penstemon ‘Garnet’ were potted up. Other cuttings were checked and any suspect material removed. Belt and braces cuttings were taken of Osteospermum ‘Double Berry White’, just beginning to get into its stride after a winter knock back.
So along with a little weeding and planting out, it was a very successful day. Oh and Farmer Tony gave me a brussel sprout hat. Yes, it is true, a hat that ties beneath your chin and makes your head look like a sprout. I was overwhelmed with emotion. I may save it for Christmas.