What is new from the patio? Spring!
|A selection of spring pansies|
Continuing on with our outing we visiting two new to us garden centres; Royal City & Greenway Garden Centre. These visits were part of our quest for some cedar mulch (reasonably priced). We were able to get some natural cedar mulch on special; 13 bags for $53.00 (CND) at one of our regular garden centres. Then Mr Man spent a couple of hours laying the mulch in our front gardens.
|Mulch laid in one of the gardens.|
Also on this outing, a search for Hellebore to plant in my garden. We found several pots & varieties of Hellebore at both new locations but I felt they were a little to expensive, at $30.00 (Candian); British Pound Sterling, 16.43 & USD, $23.67. I will wait to see what the local garden clubs have on offer at their sales.
New book I am reading; The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Light & so far I am enjoying.
New season of Orphan Black (TV) has begun. So far it seems like it is coming back to the original story line; last season was a little off the rails for me. Sad that Vikings is already over for the season. Outlander is just too out there for me, although I find the actor that plays Jamie, quite delicious.
High Teas are abounding everywhere as fund raisers & celebrations. New source for me was the Robinson Bray Tea Room where on Thursday, one of my sisters & I enjoyed a tea birthday party for Queen Elizabeth II - it was a lovely tea. This was a new way for my sister & I to spent time together & thankfully this tea shop was a half way point for both of us to drive. The other sister was not able to join us.
|Robinson Bray Tea Room|
New to us, two Chilean wines; one red, one white. It seems that of late the Chilean wines are gaining more shelf space at the LCBO as the variety available is increasing. We have found both quite enjoyable, especially after a day working in the garden & sitting down on the patio to enjoy the fruits of our labour. The red is a dry cheeky wine; a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot & the relaxed white is a Sauvignon Blanc, again a fairly dry wine. I enjoy both with a twist of lime. While I prefer reds, they really do not like me of late, so I have switched to white. Each 1.5L bottle costs a reasonable Canadian, $13.75 (10.85 USD) (7.53 Pound Sterling).
I hope that everyone has a delightful week ahead of them. With my garden angel, Meredith now in watchful residence, it can only get better from here.
|Meredith has returned to the garden|