A trip to the nursery is always a treat as I do not have a car and rely on the goodwill of friends. Yesterday Ben and Ang took me to my favourite place, the Four Seasons Nursery and as an extra bonus, we went to Bunnings, the hardware store. A nursery followed by a hardware store is pretty hard to beat on a fair day, and the sun obliged.
Ben, Ang and I set off around ten in the morning. It was an unplanned surprise so I was flustered as I tried to finish some chores in the garden when the boys arrived to pick me up. I didn’t know that I had left the pump in the fish pond and while we were out, the pump continued to empty the pond. Worse, I didn’t find out until this morning! By some miracle the fish that must have been buried in the mud came out alive as I poured in buckets of water. I may have imagined it but I swear they glared at me. I will offer them some worms when they’re less cranky.
Anyway, blissfully unaware of all that, I had a good day yesterday. When I came home I watered the plants that I bought, then slept the afternoon away. This morning I potted them up, including an Anzac Rosemary that Ben decided to leave in my care. I found all the plants to be solidly root bound –don’t imagine nursery staff care for plants. I doubt if they do more than a routine watering: drones! I can only hope that, like my goldfish, the plants will survive.