I planted a packet of Rhubarb seeds late last year and grew eight plants, gave a couple away and planted the rest. They are doing okay but not well enough for me to bake anything yet. The Patient Gardener's Rhubarb jam sounded delicious so I went to buy the ingredients. I have always thought of rhubarb as a cheap fruit. I am wrong. It isn't a fruit - it's a vegetable- and at £5 per kg (Asda price) it seems quite expensive to me! I didn't want to make jam that badly anyway!
We were surprised to see this Rook visit the feeders yesterday. It was eating the sunflower seeds. Bit difficult with a beak that size I would have thought. They aren't usually garden birds!
But I don't count Pheasants as garden birds either! This doesn't do him justice - he truely glows!
It has been a busy week. The allotment has taken my time and the dream of a flower packed lane came a little closer as I cleared a few more weeds and planted some Oriental Poppies - they won't do much this year but I'm hoping to have years to appreciate them yet!
Here is a photo of my packed greenhouse - the poor cat is getting squashed out!