It's says it's going to rain for the next couple of days.
[Distractedly] Uh huh.
It would be a good time to plant those three enormous bags of cuttings Mrs Rich-Client gave us.
[Not really listening at all] Uh huh.
What was it she gave you again?
[Making an effort to concentrate] Um, hellebores and um, yellow lilies.
I head outside, brightening up at the thought of hellebores! Yellow lilies! I call excitedly over my shoulder as I open the door,
What sort of lilies? Day lilies? Tiger lilies? Asiatic?
I open the bag of hellebores and find Euphorbia wulfenii.
And the yellow lilies? Bearded iris.
I roll my eyes. And pick up my trowel.