It was like digging concrete, Robin says, as he laboured in the back yard. We needed a trip to the lock-up to collect the garden tools so we could plant our botanical gifts in the non existent garden. Also required was a bag of compost and another of bark chips from the garden centre. I supervised while Robin dug a big hole, added plenty on compost, and planted our lemon tree. Then it got a good watering, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that it will live and thrive. (We are not good gardeners at all!).
Our herb garden was planted under the kitchen window. He didn’t have to dig all the way to China this time, as the plants were just babies. We needed to have a consultation on just what plant was placed where – then in they went, mint, chives, parsley and rosemary. This small garden was covered in bark chips, and then Mr Piggy and friends were liberated from their crate after three long months. I carefully placed my piggy, cat, worm and tuatara on the bark chips in between the herbs, while Robin declared he wanted no part of such foolishness! But they are my “stone” pets, and I decided that’s where they are going!