Today I transferred the strawberries from last year into their new plot and dug up the asparagus from last year that did not grow at all. One has potted them up in the green house – just to make sure they are done.
It was my fault, the crowns looked lovely when they arrived, but the weather had been against me on rearranging the plot, and I fell behind. BY the time I quickly prepped the asparagus bed they had gone mouldy. I washed them off and planted, like I had found to do on the internet, and then I waited, well, sort of. One did not expect to see any growth, and one did not.
So I ordered some more to replace them, a collection of Autumn planting crowns. This would at least give me time to just do the Asparagus bed properly.
But there was a problem with the supplier and they were being delayed to this year.
I have deleted the email at some point, and the order number I wrote down cannot be found. Truth be told I think it got burned with last years diary.
I don’t think I cancelled the order. But there were a few orders that got messed about last year, so there are refunds for items. But was this order one of them?
One has not long had the strawberries plants ordered last summer. It was that kind of year.
To top it off, the company has just upgraded its computer system, catalogue and site. Did the outstanding order transfers? If at all it exists.
So now I wait for an email, sometime over the next week or so.
Before I dare to order again. I have not the space for two lots. If the crowns that did not fall apart I dug up today are alive — some are going to find themselves in unusual homes. Or kicking the little flower strip out of its bed.
But at least the plot is in front with the growing this year. A week of time and dry weather will see the painting done. Then I have all year to do the water butts.
I have all year to do ONE job.
That feels strange to write after the upheaval one gave oneself last year.
I have photos of the plot as I took it over, I’m sure of it. One will post a then and now Later in the season, if I find them.