A Bit of Slap Stick
25 February 2012 21:09:33
Dactylorhiza maculata 'Kilmarnock'
It was a gloriously sunny day today and I had the greenhouse wide open for most of it. But I don't do gardening on the weekend so the plants were left to their own devices.
Must tell you about the thing that happened to me yesterday!...
I finished potting up my new plants just as it was getting dark. I was feeling pretty pleased with myself but was hurrying to tidy up a little while I could still see.
I had several trugs full of water, where I had washed the various orchid potting ingredients, and I had just fished out all the grit, perlite etc from the trugs and put them back in their respective bags. The final trug had been used to wash bark and I lifted it up to empty the dirty water under a tree.
Unfortunately, just at that moment, the handle of the trug caught on my sleeve and, instead of tipping towards the tree, the trug somehow managed to turn back and empty itself completely down my cleavage! Argh!
The shock of it all and the freezing water was a deadly combination. And, worse still, the whole inside of my jumper was plastered with little bits of shredded bark and bark dust. Yuck!