Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
The heather (Erica darleyensis (x) ‘Kramer’s Rote) for the driveway border on the west wall arrived yesterday. 20 plants, 20 holes. It was all going so well until the last hole- then suddenly something went wrong and it felt like I had a belt compressing my entire mid-section. It’s nothing terrible, definitely only muscular, but I can’t rotate my upper body at the moment.
It’s happened before so I know I’ll be fine in a couple of days. Meanwhile I get to walk around as if I were strapped to a wooden board. Anyway, despite the pain I managed to plant all the heather. The plants are small right now, but I think by next winter they’ll look fantastic.