Monday, August 8, 2011

In the garden as last...

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Okay so after a very slack Saturday spent in my slouchy tracky dacks with Brianna watching firstly One Fine Day (my most favourite movie!) then back to back Father of the Bride 1 and 2 - it was time to get out in the garden. The sun was shining so I had no excuse!
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As you can see - I have my work cut out for me...
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The dead looking plant is Cat Mint which dies off over winter. The past 2 years, I have burned it
to the ground and then it springs back with green, fresh growth almost immediately and forms a nice new bush for the summer.
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You can just see a tinge of green underneath, that is what regenerates.
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This is the same area with carpet roses pruned and the cat mint burned off. I really need a load or two of bark as it has all disintergrated. I still have about half as much to go again - I need to take it easy with my neck and shoulder, I don't want that flaring up again. I might tackle just one carpet rose each night this week then that will get the job done.
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I thought this was strange - two Aggy flower heads amongst all the dead ones from last summer? Spring must be very close!
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I have snails galore - they love the Agapanthus plants so some pet-safe snail bait has been laid.
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Gus produced this yummy chicken dish for dinner...
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Here is the recipe, just click on the picture and it should enlarge enough for you to read.
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This is the book it is from, there are lots more great roasting recipes.
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How lucky am I? Not only does the MOTH (Man Of The House) cook - he cleans up as well!
Poor dude had taken the range hood apart to clean all the accumulated fat and 3 hours later, had skin off his knuckles everywhere, trying to put the thing back together! He had to call in re-inforcements (Ferg) to help him! We had to cover our ears because of the language (blush)!
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Cheers - Joolz

7 comments:

  1. Your garden looks great. I have luck with some fireplace ashes spread around for those snails or else my yeast brew so they'll drown. The food looks delish and a guy who cooks AND cleans is a real gem! What a fun post!

    Hugs,
    Lois

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  2. MOTH is def a keeper eh! ;]

    Your garden is just lovely Joolz

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  3. Your garden uis looking good and it is good the MOTH cleans up after himself .....mine does too:-)

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  4. we spent the weekend in the garden too. Wasn't the weather lovely? I might have to try your recipe for dinner tonight.

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  5. Hi Joolz, I need to do the same in our garden,yours looks great, hoping for a sunny weekend this weekend.I have catmint too, I must try the burning idea.
    Yum how good does that chicken dish look and your nice clean kitchen.

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  6. can your dh pop over to my house to make that chicken dish and clean up after himself?

    My garden is one big weed fest....

    Gill in Canada

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  7. Wow. If I lit anything in our yard, the whole neighborhood would go up! LOL Drought is so bad, EVERYTHING is brown.

    Yours looks wonderful to me!

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