We've been spending a lot of time in the garden lately, the art teacher constructively potting tomatoes, rocket, parsley and lettuce, and me?
I've been pep talking, you see its less than a week before our eldest and her new beau arrives and silly me, I want the garden to look splendid.
So to the freshly planted annuals, lavender and roses- you can do it- quick, quick, grow, grow and flower!
To the jasmine blossoming above the door- no, absolutely not yet, hold back!
and to the magnificent plum tree next to the cottage- don't you dare even think about showing your glory yet!
The art teacher says I'm scaring the plants, the new lavender seems to be growing with its back towards me
and they are all drowning in worm tea.
In one week we'll see.......but I strongly suspect I'm a better motivator than a gardener.