I knew it was getting serious when Mr FF got out his mighty power washer. First he hosed down the garden furniture, which looks lovely and is waiting for an application of oil.Then he started on the greenhouse. He had to take some of the roof glass out of the lean to structure so he could reach up to re-fix the gutters that came down early in the year - yes I know that was a long time ago but I find the more I ask him to do the less he does so I've been waiting patiently for the repair. He then decided to give the windows a good power wash, inside and out, which has made a huge difference to the light levels though I did think he should have done a frog risk assessment first. I was in there today and saw at least three so no harm done they have been neither deafened nor washed away. Then he decided he might as well put some preservative on the wood so this will be the second night that there has been glass missing from the greenhouse roof. Fortunately the weather is so good I'm not worried about my seedlings, though I did throw some horticultural fleece over them just in case.
I still need to plant my potatoes and the broad beans, both of which must be done this week because we are off to Italy next Sunday for 10 days. First visit this year and just at a time when the good weather finally gets to Scotland. So busy busy this week getting as much done outdoors as I can possibly manage, plus I'm knitting a little cardy to take with me. The Italian neighbours, who look after our house, have a new granddaughter, Lara, she was born in February and its beyond me why I've waited till now to start something for her. As I said all hell and no notion.