Monday, 16 March 2009

Tee shirt weather.

What a lovely weekend, thy had predicted rain on Saturday but no sign of it and Sunday was even better, I spent the whole day working in the garden in a tee shirt, I do realised that we have now had summer but at least I didn't miss it!!

The lawn had it's first haircut of the year which means my Sunday mornings are now booked for the next 8 months, might see if I can borrow some sheep.

Work has started on the new flowerbed I created to provide turf for my green roof.

The bed is an extension of my existing nursery bed, hence the broccoli. The windmill is there to keep the pigeons off! I have been spliting various existing clumps and transplanting them. To give a bit of structure at the back I have planted some fennel and cardoons.

The penstemons I ordered from Allwoods arrived on Friday, I have planted them up in pots in order to bulk them up a bit before I plant them out in the beds.

I tend to do this as our soil is a very heavy clay and I am still trying to work in as much organic matter as possible, so if I can get the roots breaking out of their root ball into some potting compost it must give them a better chance.

One plant that is very well established is our rhubarb, in the last few weeks it has gone from this

to this

To this

I forgot to take a picture of the rhubarb and ginger tart that I made from it, but I can assure you that it was delicious.

Finally thanks for all the kind comments about the eye problem, still no improvement but have more tests later this week.


  1. I do miss the summertime. Glad to see it's back in your neck of the woods! We're not quite there yet around here.

  2. Oooh, the rhubarb is lovely! I'm trying to start some Early Champagne rhubarb from seed. Can't wait to see what happens. I'm envious of your tee shirt weather, it was cloudy and cold here.

  3. Yummy yum! Lucky you!
    You bed looks neat. Can't wait to see your roof covered completely in lush green!


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