My mother in her elder years & quite frankly the years before that doesn't respond well to modern technology & can't understand the workings of her debit card. So either my sister or me will take her card to buy whatever item she requires.
I popped off to the carpet shop this morning to pay for the carpets she is having fitted tomorrow. The card was declined! I had to return to my mothers house & phone the bank to see why the card had declined. To top matters off I had to pretend to be her as there was no way on this earth in fact the moon & stars are not spared in this little story would she phone the bank.
Hence I spent several minutes on the phone in an accent similar to Mrs Doubtfire & a similar style of fraud so I could get the card unblocked!! Then spending several minutes after that trying to explain to an irate pensioner who was disgusted that the bank had blocked her card for security reasons. I would also like to point out that I am the person who heads the fraud department at the company I work for & sigh.
Anyway matter resolved I popped back to the carpet shop paid with said debit card & returned home to a large lunchtime G&T & the potting up of my citrus trees.
I have an orange tree, lemon tree & lime tree. In my usual haphazard style I didn't label said trees & have no idea which is which.
I potted them up using a specialist citrus compost & some nice little terracotta pots.
The blurb on the back of the packet states to feed after six weeks with some citrus feed which I will do & in October to add a plant food capsule thingamajig to the soil I shall also do that.
The plants are still quite small but one has the most beautifully scented blossom, small flowers but an incredibly strong fragrance. My fanciful nature also thinks it can spy some fruit!
|Poor floral image & my white wash on the line in the background!|