Saturday, 21 April 2007

G is for Gardening Gloves

Gardening season has begun! We finally have some warm sunny weather here in S. Ontario.
I found these brand new Gardening Gloves in the local charity shop for $1.50, although the original price sticker says 3.95 UK Pounds. Is that Inspector Clouseau admiring the flowers on his day off?

Lots of jobs to get started on... here's the compost. The pile on the right has been fermenting for a couple of years and is ready to be sifted and spread on the flower beds. Then a new brick container will be built. The pile on the left is last year's compost, ready to be covered with soil and left for another year. It contains grass clippings, all the household veggie waste, coffee filters, eggshells, everything that can be broken down into compost.
Winter isn't very kind to my flower beds. This one is just starting to wake up, and obviously needs lots of TLC.

But at least the rhubarb is starting to sprout. It only takes a couple of warm days and everything starts going crazy, and making up for lost time!

The Space Cadet spent the afternoon cleaning out the winter debris that accumulates in the garage, and fixing some discarded computers that he got from a friend. So we took a well deserved break on the patio, and celebrated the (rather late) return of Spring with a glass of wine. Look closely, Spot was out there too!

18 comments:

CanadianSwiss said...

Good (also a G word) for you! Finally, Spring is showing itself. I also saw on the internet that the weather is really warming up at your end, too. Enjoy the weekend.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The rhubarb I miss. I always had it but then moved it twice one year and that killed it. I like your photographs. I like the idea of a compost bin.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

alice said...

Thank you for visiting Arradon DP and taking time to write a nice comment! Your garden seems to be quite large. I do like rhubarb (jam and crumble...!) but have never be able to keep even one in my garden, I don't know why...Have a nice weekend in your beautiful country that we plan to visit next summer.

tut-tut said...

Ha, I had to enlarge to find Spot! And you have a lovely spot.

Haddock said...

Good to see your weather has improved and you are out into the garden again. I would like to grow rhubarb myself one day :)

lettuce said...

compost is great, isn't it? (hahaha)
No, it really is!!!!!

Fizzy said...

I love spring it is so good to see the garden after the winter, however WHAT a lot of work needs to be done. I hope that you get it all done. It was lovely to see the picture of your both (and spot) Cheers to the both of you

rosemary said...

Had garden plans today as well....it's raining. I do see a spot on the table...he isn't allowed wine is he??? Hopefully this will not be the year of everything dead in my garden.

magiceye said...

Happy gardening!

Libbys Blog said...

Its just so lovely getting out in the garden again!! Even better to enjoy a glass of wine out there!

Becky Scarrott said...

You have SUN! Yes! Gorgeous (another G!) so, thanks for the advice about my turtle wax(?)...I won't be eating it for my desert any time soon! Happy gardening

Belinda said...

Happy Gardening! Wish I was more of a green thumb ;o)

Kalyan said...

Wish you have all the lovely flowers after the hardwork & it was interesting reading the preparation of the compost...happy gardening:)

madretz said...

Hurray for spring! So glad to hear that you're finally getting a bit of it. :)

RamblingRound said...

Spring is popping up everywhere. I must say that I have never had rhubarb. What does it taste like?

L.L. Barkat said...

How I love rhubarb, especially in strawberry rhubarb pie!

CG said...

Glad the spring has arrived in Canada!! And thanks for visiting my blog too.

Ginnie said...

There was no way I wasn't going to backtrack to find the other letters of the alphabet that I've missed while on vacation! How fun...and another pic of you as well! :)