Rhubarb, artichokes, lemons, apple blossoms and chives. There is an abundace of beautiful things in the garden right now.
But in spring, it seems that no matter how long I spend in the garden, I never will finish all the jobs that need doing. Gardening certainly keeps those prioritising skills in good use. I could happily spend all day gardening (weeding) and still not make a dent in the list of chores. If only I had full time groundskeeper to keep on top of everything.
This week, the garden chores are::
Plant six new rhubarb crowns I was given
- Pull out the last of the winter greens and dig over the beds to make room for spring planting
Finish planting my bare rooted trees(oops) Weeding Sow some parsley seeds
- Find some space to plant the rest of the potatoes
- String up the tomato plants in the green house
Mow the lawn Extend the chicken run
- Build a net for the currants
Pick a few kilos of those lemons
- Give all the plants a jolly good feed with worm wee
- Did I mention weeding?
- Paint the recently exposed
wall, beam and ceilingbefore THAT oven arrives (any day now) Make 120 marshmallows for a special order Bake 180 odd cakes for the market on Saturday Have a good lie down
That should keep me busy, although it's hardly likely I will get through the entire list. Not without the help of that groundskeeper.