I didn’t realise that when Raewyn told me that the Zinnia seedlings were ready for pricking out, she didn’t mean that I should plant them in the garden! Now the poor little things are likely to perish 😦

Today I purchased a couple of Fritillaria Meleagris.

How beautiful is this? It looks like it’s been made from a fairy’s tablecloth with its drooping checkerboard bells, made even more fascinating by the fact that some of the flowers come out pure white (you can just see one hiding in the centre).

I also jet-washed the round patio managing to blast everything in sight (including me) with a torrent of water, including my tiny lavendar plants. At least we’ll be ready for our al fresco summer dining – here’s hoping!

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