Thursday, April 26, 2012

Patience is a Virtue

One of the many pleasures of gardening is the constant mulling over, of what to put, where?
One such conundrum for me last year, was how to edge the herb garden. Temporarily some surplus frilly-leaved lettuce seedlings looked good.... until the chickens found them!

Then one day, unable to resist the seduction of a handwritten sign, I came home with my problem solved. A single wild strawberry plant, all jagged leaves and simple white flowers, nestled in a little cardboard box with chocolate mint and sorrel. 
 It looked lovely in its new home. I was so very tempted to rush out and get a couple of dozen more to fill in the gaps. 
Over the past year however I have been transplanting runners from the mother plant so I now have my coveted twenty-four hugging the brick paths. 

And what's more, the chickens don't even bother to snaffle the tasty strawberries!

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