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Archive for the ‘gardening’ Category

The sun is here at last


Huescar Thursday marketIt’s Thursday, time for the Huescar market. After a late start, due in no small part to overdoing the alcohol on Wednesday night, I set off for the market in brilliant sunshine. Hardly a cloud in the sky.

Not as many people as usual out today but it’s early summer so I guess most of the summer home folks won’t be here yet, though I did stop and chat with three sets of friends while walking through the market. I picked up essentials for lunch and headed off, determined not to mHuescar town centreiss the opportunity for a spot of sunbathing and still struggling to get used to the sandals having worn thick soled boots for the last several months.

It’s still a little cool inside but outside at lunchtime the temperature was up to 26c.  Came in to check the mail to find that Dell have at last put up my first blog entry – and interview. Here’s the Dell blog. Put down a little more weedkiller as some of the larger weeds that I’d failed to pull out by hand were sitting looking stubborn – let’s see how they manage against concentrated Pathclear!

And that’s that, really, can’t do much until Maureen turns up with the bits I need for my remote temperature monitoring project… which I’m hoping to leave here, working. All that’s left to do this afternoon is a little more sun-collecting! As usual, click on any photo to enlarge.

Market Day and the Garden Centre

Garden Centre outside of BAZAWe got to the Baza market today, I have to say I’ve seen it larger than it was today… but Maureen managed to get some cloth for curtains so she’s happy – we then went off to the Garden Centre and that was more productive with some new plants bought.

The place is still extremely expensive and for the life of me I could not find any weedkiller other than a single small bottle at £20 (which I didn’t buy) but Maureen’s happy as she has new plants to put around our wall.

tmp6462After a fairly cool start it’s now what you might describe as roasting outside – at least in the sun (not so in the shade).  I managed to get an hour or so in the sun before I got too hot and came in to do the blog and check for new toys for the iPad.  Tomorrow we get the lamps fitted to the gatepost and decide what the gate will look like – and really that’s about it – nothing else is new. Still no-one out here so it’s been incredibly quiet – which is absolutely fine. 

It is of course not warm enough now to go swimming in the various pools and lakes and we’ve drained the hot-tub for the year. We’ll probably start that up again in May as last May was quite hot.