This morning’s Killerton parkrun was all about getting Madam to run the whole way and to enjoy it. Within 3 minutes of the start her lace came undone which led to stress to both parties me to mutter “why did you not do it in a double knot?” (after I had to stop to let her catch up), for her to reply in with what I consider as her Mum an unsatisfactory answer which was “I don’t know!” thinking about it I am not sure what response she could have given that would have been satisfactory, indeed wonder now why I asked, except of course I was peeved and wanted her to know that!
Anyway we ran together for the first mile then she pulled away and ran her own race and beat me royally, serves me right for asking about the double knot I guess! Mission accomplished Madam enjoyed it, ran the whole way and was smiling when I eventually joined her. Roll on next week when we get to be Parkrun tourists.
Operation fence construction continued this afternoon, (no we don’t have a massive garden just very slow we like to pace ourselves!).
The spectators were in force
with the beautiful Oscar being our mascot and Basil joined us for a while
clearly feels safer on the fence out of Oscar’s grasp.
I am enjoying discovering what is in our new garden now that spring is sprunging! it’s a lot like the secret garden each time I go out there is something new and they are not all weeds! This blossom was a welcome surprise
so that tree can stay. Was thrilled to discover we had a mapleand bluebells. This rhododendron is prettyand the bush is quite a nice shape unlike the one we have dug outso that can stay. I am eager for this to bloomlooks like it might be a nice deep redwhatever it maybe. Then we have the triffid
no idea what the finish result will look like when this opens up, if indeed it opens. I love the Clematis that is at the bottom of the garden (You see not totally without flower knowledge) but its survival will depend on the sheep who do their level best to eat it.
My Grandad was a Gardener of this Estate in Surrey
(changed a little since his day) and apparently his advice was not to do anything drastic for the first year you are in a new house in regards to the removal of plants. Sorry Grandad today we cut down two more trees one was a dead silver birch (I think he may forgive me for that) the other was crowding others. Total bushes removed 6 (oops) but honest Grandad it looks so much better now.
Tomorrow? More painting. More fence construction. Oh and a long run my first since VLM