we always feel it is never quite finished...
when compliments flow on a walkabout with a guest
we bend over to pinch a weed or deadhead a bloom that has faded
and make apologies.
Many of us change and rearrange our beds on a seasonal basis.
There are perennials to be divided and new exciting plants that have garnered our attention that we absolutely must purchase, even though we have not one square inch of space left...
not to worry we dig up some more turf and widen the border until there's more bed than grass!
This is the new project I embarked on...
the front bed beside the gravel drive.
Slate pieces littered haphazardly throughout the bed
they allow me to kneel on a foam gardener's pad
and weed without getting too dirty.
Potted plants add height
and can be moved around
and easily changed with the seasons
the clump of darker green beside the potted plant is a giant rudbeckia
which grows to about 7 feet and has sunny yellow blooms
which will grow slowly and form a hedge which I shall keep neatly trimmed
a little bit of formality has been invited into an otherwise rambling cottage garden.
Much of the garden will remain the same as last year
our season has been stalled by the cold and rainy weather
the past few days we have enjoyed some long desired for sunshine
and happily the thermometer has been on the rise.
The bulk of the veggies will be planted this coming weekend...
Elephant garlic and Yukon Gold spuds were planted last weekend by Mr. HB
Look at this huge Rhubarb!
It is ripe for the picking
and there's a pie recipe that I would love to share...
I have collected recipes over the past 37 years...
some of them have had to be written over many times as they have been used so much
this is one such recipe...
from Joyce, a former bridge partner.
You can substitute Greek style plain yogurt
for the whipped cream...
so delicious served warm from the oven!
I hope that you enjoy this pie if you decide to bake it.
As the garden changes
so does my repertoire of recipes...
this tested tried and true reliable winner is my favourite.