Couch Potato

An evening of wind and showers. Occasional glimpses outside to make sure my crab apple withstands the gale.

Inside, time to watch the first of the new series of BBC’s venerable, gentle, informative, middle class Gardeners’ World.

Local interest: a short piece on the mazzard trees of Landkey. Mazzards, apparently, are often thought to be a type of cherry, a wild cherry even. But, as the local on TV said: “there’s cherries and there’s mazzards. And that’s the difference.”

Monty Don was chitting his potatoes, so I have good company.

No digging this weekend as I’m off to visit my parents in Hampshire. It’s a week off work from Monday, so the fork and spade come out.

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