If this is a rhubarb in my garden, then it is growing fast. The leaves have now doubled in size, but I am still not convinced. How can a rhubarb grow in a garden where there are no other rhubarbs growing anywhere near, not even in the village. It started last year when I noticed a couple of interesting leaves and I asked the gardener, who did not have a clue.
This year it was still there, after surviving the winter, and produced more leaves that have more then doubled in size. Someone mentioned it could be a burdock, and I also think this is the case. Burdocks also have large leaves, and eventually produce a long stalk with flowers. The flowers are quite pretty. If this is the case I will take a few photos and then remove the flower stalk before it makes seeds. They produce burrs, the little round spiky balls that stick in my cat’s fur and any other furry animals. If the birds get them in their feathers it can be quite harmful. It is more likely to arrive in my garden, as we have a few of these plants growing wild in the meadows. The Velcro fastener was based on the principle of these burrs, with its tiny hooks.
I also had a closer look at my apple tree this morning. The flowers have now disappeared and the first baby apples are appearing. They really are tiny at the moment, just a small bulge at the base of the flower.
And that’s that more or less. Yesterday I did not go anywhere or take any photos in particular. It was a very pleasant day and I spent the afternoon sitting on the porch in the sun with my computer. After the evening meal I remained outside on the porch reading my latest book “The Nix” by Nathan Hill. It is over 400 pages and so it will keep me busy. I can recommend it, it is quite amusing in places.
And now to move on. Breakfast is finished, and I have scraped the remainder of the lemon curd from the jar, but in the meanwhile Mrs. Swiss bought some sour cherry jam which I also quite like, so that will be my next breakfast spread.
It looks like a sunny day today and I really must give myself a push in my wheelchair this afternoon for an excursion into the unknown with camera, although Sunday is not a good day when the weather is warm, there will be a mass march in certain places with kids and bikes and dogs.
Enjoy the day, make the most of it, I will do my best.