Finally I can clean the trays and cell packs. Got most of the plants in the ground now. Just a swish in a pail, and drying in the sun.
Drained the pool, cleaned it out, and got it filled with fresh water. Ready for the heat wave next week!
The hummingbird has returned, and has found his favourite perch, high above the garden.
Lots of shrubs blooming right now. Abelia at the front right, bridal wreath spirea behind, then the high bush cranberry, and on the far right is the beautybush.
The dogwood tree’s blooms are getting bigger. Full of blooms, for the first time ever.
Some edging work. Always looks so tidy.
The pergola clematis is starting to bloom.
And of course the lupins. I have never had such a lupin display, and I won’t count on it for next year! So I’m totally enjoying every day of their beauty.
A bit more news from the week. Wednesday night, trying to fall asleep, my left ankle was getting really stiff, swollen and sore. The next day, I tried to not aggravate it more, but by Thursday supper, I could barely walk on it. Near the ankle bone, it was itchy, red, very tender, almost purple. I couldn’t think of anything I had done to injure it so badly. By Friday morning, it was still a bit swollen, but less red, and I could flex the ankle again. I also got a possible answer – it could have been a bite from some bug. On Wednesday I had cleared away a big ant hill full of tiny red ants. So maybe it was one of them, I don’t know. I seem to be having bad itching and redness from a lot of bites this summer, so maybe it’s time for some repellant. (Which I don’t like wearing)