Mrs B ordered a big bag of bark chips last week and they arrived today, at before 0700. I've quite got used to lazy mornings so this was a bit of a shock to the system.
But the chap didn't mind my being in my dressing gown still, and he was careful with our tree and skilful with his hoist so that the big bag sits safely on the gravel waiting for us to cover the flower bed with the bark bits. We hope that this will reduce the bed's tendency to dryness in the sunshine – when it returns.
Phew! What excitement!