Tuesday last was beautiful, warm, sunny with blue skies and a light breeze. So, at 8 AM, out I go to do some yard work. Our neighbours have their house up for sale and offered some of their perennial plants, should I want them.
Hell, yeah! I still have bare spots in my back planting beds and really needed to do something to fill them, because every 66 year old retired guy needs more yard work.
Step one was to relocate 7 ferns out of the way on one side of the bird bath to make way for a Bridal Veil spirea. It eventually will mirror a large spirea we have on the other side. For now, it will look a wee bit smaller.
Ferns moved and spirea planted, it was time to transplant numerous lamb’s ear, phlox, hyacinths, etc. There were also some lupin seeds to plant and after seeing how the lupins in a Wanaka NZ church yard spread through the whole South Island, I am being cautious here. Three hours later, I had filled the empty spaces.
After I was finished, I thought, “How the heck do I remember were I stuck all these things when the snow melts next spring?” Photos will help, but my first few weedings will have to be cautious. All being well, I will need to take new photos once they grow a bit. Here are the pix.
Next, it was time to mow the lawn. Funny story!!! If you weed the lawn, fertilize the lawn and if the lawn gets water, it grows and then you have to cut it….twice a week.
Not happy with what I had already accomplished by lunch, I then spent 90 minutes preparing Levain dough for baking the following day, before heading off on a 14 km bike ride.
So, can you blame me for loafing around on a cool rainy Wednesday? My regular getting up time almost coincided with a baker’s hours and the house soon became toasty warm, with the help of a 450 F oven for 4 hours. The best part of all was that we a got to eat the fruits of my labours (French loaf slices for lunch and pizza for supper).