|lovely red shoots are bursting on my tree peony, and the New Dawn roses were pruned, sprayed with dormant oil and sulphur and fed with vermicompost today.|
|tasty chive shoots - perfect in mashed potatoes!|
|I re-layed the brick patio a couple of years ago in a herringbone pattern. I gave it a good hard sweep today, and it looks better, but I need to weed thoroughly and add some more polymeric sand to keep it looking pristine.|
|Lots of brush to send to the curb! Luckily yard waste collection starts this week.|
|This clematis jackmanii is bursting out far earlier than normal. I gave all of the plants with a love of alkaline soil a handful of ashes from my wood burning fireplace today, including clematis, peonies and lavender.|
On another note, my friend, The Diva is singing with the Saskatoon Symphony tonight, in the Brahms German requiem. Wish we could hear her somewhere a little closer to Toronto soon.....but in her honour, here is a clip of Elizabeth Schwartzkopf in a particularly beautiful section of the requiem, which I know the Diva will perform beautifully.