By the way, isn’t rhubarb just the best word? Try bellowing it when someone says something you disagree with. ‘RHUBARB!’ It will put them right off their stride. As well as being a useful word, it’s also the easiest thing we grow in the veg garden. Up it pops every spring, regardless of what mayhem the moles have been wreaking around it. Good old rhubarb.
|Tomato seedlings toughening up outside.|
As it’s quite warm at the moment, our tomato seedlings are starting to adjust to life outside (albeit with a plastic covering at night). We’re going to try and be restrained this year and not grow 70 gazillion plants. But then, we say that every year…
|Wonky asparagus. Because, apparently, everything in our garden has to be wonky.|
We’ve been watching the asparagus bed with baited breath and I think tomorrow we’ll be picking our first portion. Still smug about it.
|Chives lining the edge of the salad bed.|
We do meet some funny people out here. An English guy once asked me and Rob if we’d ‘heard of chives’, like he was the only person in the world who knew about them. Three years later we still repeat it whenever we pass our chives in the garden. ‘Hey Rob, have you heard of chives?’ I’ll say. ‘Er, yes, I have,’ he’ll reply.
|Perennials starting to come through.|
The flower borders are coming up nicely. Although we have so much weeding to do here it makes me want to hide under the duvet.
|Gladioli sprouting in water.|
We’re forcing our 70 (no, honestly) gladioli bulbs in water this year and it seems to be working. Saves forcing them in mountains of compost, which is great.
|We're going to enjoy these. We've waited long enough.|
Finally, and I’m really excited about this, our little tiny twig of a lemon tree that we bought for 10 leva three years ago is about to offer up its very first lemons. That’s our gin and tonics sorted for a while!