Another dry day so yet more gardening. My morning was spent up at the scree garden clearing away the osteospermum which suffered badly last winter. 3 out of the 4 plants have almost completetly died back. About half of the large sage plant has also died but I have a horrible feeling that may be disease rather than the cold.
After a very peaceful break in the warm sun, book and coffee to hand as always, it was time to get out the mower and cut all the grass. The garden is looking tidy once more though as I mowed I spotted a few places that need some weeding. Maybe tomorrow.
I've discovered why the thrush was so aggressive to those poor sparrows. She has built a nest in the climbing roses and wisteria under Peter's study window. Her head can just be seen in the top l-hand quadrant of the above photo. She can be seen keeping an eye on me in the centre of the photo below. The sparrows are back in their nest by our window, presumably sitting on another clutch of eggs. With the swallows up in the outbuildings and jackdaws in the loft this place is becoming a regular avian nursery.
Peter has gone off to row, for the first time in a very long time. He saw the sports physio yesterday who said it would be okay but I wonder how many aches and pains I'll be told about tomorrow.