Sometimes gardening (for that matter, living) on a tiny budget sure - - - - - I guess it is best that I don't say the word that fits best ! ! ! ! ! ! I think you get my point!
Buy the way, the broken water valve has been temporarily repaired by me. First, PVC glue was used but did not control the leakage, not heavy duty enough. Then I found some plumbers epoxy putty that I remembered I had in the garage. Boy! does that stuff work and it sure gets hard if you can control and stop the water that may be flowing. Surface must be dry and you have to work fast. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, I can hire someone who has time to work on my "water issues"!
How about ending with another photo of my Gladiolus from last year in a more formal and fun arrangement. Yes, I do enjoy creating floral vignettes. I guess I should do it more often.
I hope you are enjoying your summer day and looking forward to your weekend.