Sunday, February 3, 2013

EVERY HARD WORKING GARDENER DESERVES A GOOD LUNCH

It is one of the pleasures of gardening: sitting down for an alfresco lunch with no feeling of guilt about the calories. After all, we have really been burning off those calories during the morning. On the menu lentil soup followed by potato/corn cakes with avocado and tomato salsa. A glass of wine would be nice but we have more work to do. V8 it is.


Such a beautiful day. D continues his project down the side of the house. He is putting in a pathway to the back of the house. Phase 1 takes the path to the end of the fence and around the corner.


After much discussion we decided to edge in wood to conform with the fence.


We haven't quite decided whether to fill the path with decomposed granite or gravel. Either way I have had to make a promise not to let anything grow in the path!


Meanwhile I was working in the back garden, cutting back the 7 roses, the Philippine violet  and cleaning and refilling the bird bath. After I had tidied up I gave everything a good watering. There has been no rain for over a month.


Then I moved into the potager, cleaning out and re-composting two of the veggy. beds, cutting back the winter weary peas and putting shingles on the roof of the bee house. We have full occupancy. Goodness knows how the tenants are going to get out of the lower apartments. They seem to have been plastered with some kind of resin. But I do know I will soon be redoing the apartments for new tenants.


8 comments:

  1. I have always loved that bird house- so cute. That fence project/walkway - you never cease to amaze me on your projects!!! It looks great- can't wait to see the finished project. I love eating things out of the garden that we have grown. No comparison to the flavors. Happy Sunday!!

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  2. You have the most impressive DIY projects, the fence and walkway are going to be so nice. Your lunch looks so pleasant and delicious as well on this beautiful day.

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    1. Thanks Shirley. Where is that lovely weather today. I won't complain because it is actually raining.

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  3. Jenny, Your lunch looks fabulous! Not only are you a terrific gardener, looks like you are also a wonderful cook. This is definitely the best time of year to dine alfresco in South TX. I love your bee house. Did you purchase it somewhere or was it a DIY project?

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    1. D made it for me from a slice of tree halved and roofed. I added all the bamboo and the shingles. I gave him the plans.

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  4. Love the bee house - what a neat idea.

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  5. Hello,

    Great pictures. Does your workman make house calls?

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    1. Ha! After this project he may not be doing any more for me.

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