After a mammoth fight the strimmer finally arrives! 

Rufino came round this week with a beautiful stem of roses – 4 colours on one stem. I have always admired them growing outside his house and assumed they were grafted but Mum, the font of all gardening knowledge, tells me they are a variety called Peace that appeared after the end of World War 2.

Mum and Dad also posted me some Cosmos seeds so these got planted this week too.