It's been raining all afternoon but I took a quick trip out to the lilac bush to catch the blooms before the rain spoiled them. They look pretty.
This morning, before the rain arrived (remnants of storm Bertha), I dug up an old Wigelai bush which was only sending out a couple of branches. It was quite difficult to get out but it is now gone and I need a replacement. So, since I couldn't work in the (by now very muddy) garden, I ventured to the Garden Centre!
The garden centres only opened last week and my one attempt to visit was met with frustration as there was a huge lineup and it was inevitably jammed with erstwhile gardeners. So a rainy afternoon seemed like an ideal time to venture forth. A good move as it turned out as I was able to get in and out without much trouble.
I bought a clematis for the empty spot where the wigelia had been, some Swiss Chard and a big pot of basil to share with Judy. She had found tomatoes so it was a good exchange. They will go in the garden tomorrow and that will be all I can fit in my tiny vegetable patch.