My garden has been sorely neglected over the last couple of years but is amazingly forgiving! We spent a day in the garden several weeks ago (pruning mainly) and another last weekend (the first truly sunny and warm spring day) and it’s already looking like it’s willing to kiss and make-up.
Elvin has (finally) finished laying some new watering lines in our main veggie bed (changing over from weeping hose to solid hose with holes and adding extra lines). Since I missed the winter planting I’m now planning a summer garden.
After some solid weeding the hardiest of our veggies and herbs are all looking spring like. I picked a bunch of rhubarb, baked it with sugar, orange juice and zest and vanilla extract for adding to porridge along with yoghurt and honey mmmmmm.
The strawberry plant Lola and I planted out last summer has survived and is showing a little bunch of fruit buds (I didn’t even know they were perennials so I’m glad that in my neglect I didn’t pull it out and toss it in the compost heap at the end of summer).
We were even rewarded with a little spring wave of daffodils that we hadn’t noticed popping up.
I’m feeling quite inspired to have a proper veggie patch again this summer. It’s amazing what a little TLC and some sunshine can do to a garden (and our perception of it).