So this week has been 7 day roller coaster, - one of those weeks......
Of incredibles highs -
Like managing my first floral event of Valentines day, and getting enough orders (Tulip posies, Narsissus bouquets, and David Austin rose bushes) to fill my truck on Thursday morning for delivery
and getting comments from happy customers
"it was a lovely homecoming surprise. It was well received for sure & xxxxx will be planting it tomorrow"
Like going back to see a front garden i've designed, after the landscaping phase, and getting asked to do the planting plan
And of Lows -
(not very visual these)
Getting a new water meter fitted at Hill top farm, and finding that it's turning. Not spinning, which would indicate gushing water, but the plumber thinks that there is a leak, not just a drip. - So the water has been turned off for now.
I've got to find where in the 100 odd metres between the water metre (the other side of a neighbouring field) and my taps the leak is. This is going to mean fixing various water points that we can see, finding the point of entry to my land so that a stop cock can be put on, and crossing fingers that it stops the meter turning. If not, there is 100 metres of pipe to be dug up and replaced. (anyone know any water diviners?)
And wondering why Dad had waked past the bed of Ranunculus when we went to plant up some more, - only to find that something - Deer? Pheasant? Badger? Fox? - has taken a fancy to them, and nibbled them down to the stems. As we have a huge perimeter at Hill top farm, a predator proof fence is
a) too expensive, and
b) going to take ages to install, - so we're working on deterrants, and barriers at the moment.
Plus the realisation that we've only created 16 beds so far, and that I need 28 more by the middle of May.
However, tomorrow is another day, - and it's got Willow planting on the timetable, Plus Sunday Roast with friends, so i'm sure i'll be feeling a lot more positive when Monday comes. It's nearly time to sow more seeds, - so Bring on the sunshine, and i'll turn my challenges and calamities into Solutions with flowers on them!