To be fair to myself, two hours after planting, the plant pot looked like this - not watered, just rained.
Now I am trying to work out if I can manage something. Father wanted to get new barriers on the small border near the wall. They look like this - he bought them and a few flags from a garden centre just before he was taken ill.
I thought I would try and get them in. The trouble is, I am not sure I am able to. The first snag is easily dealt with. The current bits of stone that hold in the soil are a lot deeper than I thought they would be. I have dug and dug but they are going further and further down. It is a bit dispiriting as I am not sure how easy it will be to get out. Not as easy as I hoped.
I think I will have to reconsider father's plans. I think that father would have had to reconsider his plans.
It just means I will feel very pleased with myself when I manage it.