Thursday, May 25, 2006
A good day at last!
Hurray! It was sunny today! At last!
I spent the whole day in the garden, and a whole day really wasn't long enough, so I hope the weather lasts a bit longer. After inspecting the garden I was quite pleased with its progress, but I can see that the veggies would benefit from a bit of sunshine. We are being attacked by slugs, so I got Steve to buy some beer. I put the beer in dishes set into the ground and this evening I've caught ten of the little blighters already!
So today I wheel barrowed in another 4 loads of topsoil. Jude and Sam did a fantastic job of evening it out across the patch. Jude planted all the French Beans for me, around some bamboo poles, and then I planted the sweet pea plants which we grew from seed, into the soil to grow up the chicken wire. In another bed I planted the nasturtiums, which we also grew from seed. We are having a full nasturtium bed. It should look great. At the back of that I planted the remaining onion bulbs that we had left over. The onions are growing really well, as are the potatoes. Hopefully everything else will take off with a bit of sunshine and slug control.
Steve was accepted onto the HND Photography course at Lurgan College. I'm very proud of him, but he seemed to take it with a pinch of salt. I hope he does do it, he deserves to pursue something that he enjoys. He works so hard and rarely gets time for any other pursuits.
Today I got a text message from my best friend in the world, Tabi. She is going into hospital tonight to be induced in the morning, which her little twins. I'm so excited! I can't wait to hear what she has, and I pray that everything goes well for all of them. I can't begin to imagine what having twins must be like. I'll post on here when I hear anything, and I'll put a photo on when I get one too. I'll be out of my mind tomorrow waiting for a phone call to say they've arrived.
Right now I'm off to soak in a long bath and have an early night. I'm shattered.