Cowart's Common Room

Today is Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

Yesterday, I started with Queen Victoria. But I could have started with another Queen, and a white queen at that. Her famous comment, via Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll): "The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day." Only yesterday, in the land of the Bear, it would have been "Rain to-morrow and rain yesterday - but no rain to-day."

So, in the absence of rain, Bear got out and worked in the yard, mostly cutting grass and weeding. Those weeds flowers located in the "wrong" place are pesky. Give 'em an inch, and they'll a yard a whole yard. Sigh!! And grass is worse Exclamation Anyhow, we made progress while the sun shone. Rain today, sun on Wednesday and Thursday, then rain until the beginning of next week. So tomorrow and Thursday will be the days to plant much of our (puny) garden. (Most gardeners would stifle a laugh gardeners being polite folks if they saw just how small our garden is.) "Inch by inch, row by row," to quote the old song. Except very few inches and very short rows. The life of an urban peasant, who is also sometimes urbane.

So, please tell us what's in your garden by which I mean vegetable garden.

Scottish Breakfast tea this morning, with both shortbread and scones (different recipe from yesterday). All for the benefit of the early risers.

Hope you have a grand day!

Posted at 25th May 2010 - 04:46AM   Posted by Rob-bear   GOOD MORNING! Comments: 7

Faith's Avatar Hi Bear,

In our veg garden - which is very small and located at the back of the house. We have garden on 3 sides of the house (bungalow, cottageLaughing) is runner beans, beetroot, radish. lettuce, courgettes, melons and pumpkins. We eat them of course but grow for fun really.

Posted by: Faith on 25th May 2010 at 08:04AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Morning Bear. Tea and shortbread for breakfast - lovely! No rain here today either, but much cooler and a frisky little wind.

As for garden I have two large veggie gardens, both divided up into raised beds. The rhubarb is flowering gloriously at the moment, there's an army of cucumber plants in the polytunnel, the beans are in (runner, French, broad and borlotti), as are the lettuce, onions, shallots, potatoes, radish, courgettes, pumpkins, butternut squash, beetroot and peas. The raspberries and strawberries are flowering, and my three blueberry bushes, redcurrants and blackcurrants are smothered in tiny berries. Lots of salad stuff everywhere too and self-sown chamomile for soothing tea. It's hard work, but more convenient than driving out to the shops!

For some reason though, I just can't grow carrots. Hopeless!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 25th May 2010 at 08:30AM

Sumarell's Avatar Morning Bear (even though it is getting close to bedtime here
Very Happy).
Shortbread - lovely!
I'm out of step with you all as it is autumn here (winter officially starts next week).
I love hearing about everyone else's Spring gardens though.

Posted by: Sumarell on 25th May 2010 at 08:36AM

Westerwitch's Avatar We don't really have a formal garden and no point in planting a veggie garden as the deer and rabbits would eat it. We have a few bushes and lots of wild flowers which we encourage . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 25th May 2010 at 09:45AM

Resewnsally's Avatar Good morning all! I don't have a veggie garden, though I dearly wish I did. Last year I did a lot of digging to find that I have nowhere near enough topsoil, mostly stones, and in the small part of the garden I do have enough depth, previous tenants had buried old paint! So not even grass will grow, weeds love my garden, but nothing else. I have a beautiful Rowan tree in the front which I love. And when we move later this year, I will be planning a veggie garden. Can't wait!

Posted by: Resewnsally on 25th May 2010 at 09:56AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Erm...well...that would be the huge rhubarb plant in the corner of the couch grass lawn (why the previous owners planted it there is beyond me there is nothing else in the garden and judging by the state of it when we moved in nothing had ever been done to it...hence the couch lawnSad)
one of these days we will have the time to dig it all up and start again (or the cash to pay someone else to Very Happy)
Thanks for the tea and scones of our favourite breakfasts!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 25th May 2010 at 10:14AM

Dancing Dog's Avatar I echo Fairy Nuff, a large rhubarb plant, and I have one tomato plant, plus a few herbs. Embarassed

What with the deer and groundhogs, there's no hope of growing anything else.Sad

How envious I am of Preseli Mags, what a harvest.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 25th May 2010 at 01:07PM

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