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The Saturday Weekend Review #19- Mothering Sunday Is Mother’s Day!

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Mothering Sunday is what we call Mother’s Day in the UK, the equivalent of Mother’s Day In Canada and other places around the world. In the UK Mothering Sunday is always celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

In 2013 Mothering Sunday in the UK (Mother’s Day UK) was celebrated on March 10, 2013 where Mother’s Day in Canada and the USA is celebrated on the second Sunday in May which is May 12, 2013. I call my mother my mum where in Canada my wife says her mom. I try to stick to mom so I don’t confuse people but sometimes I forget but I’m sure you all get it. We only celebrate Mother’s Day during the Canadian celebration date and my mom is fine with that.

Some day soon she will get me in the flesh and blood as we hope to make a trip back to the UK very soon. We are hoping to plan something very special maybe visiting our friends in Spain, Germany and Italy. Yes. I will take lots of photos when we go and make sure we hook up with the best eats around. I’ve been to many places in this world but the wife has only been to a handful of countries so I want to plan something special for her so we can celebrate our time together.

My wife had never heard of Mothering Sunday but that is what we call it and it’s a celebration of our mother. My mother loves flowers so I would always get her a bouquet of mixed spring flowers and a card as a mother’s day gift. Flowers in the UK are a must for anyone with a garden, well at least in our house they were and still are at my parents.

I have a passion for gardening especially growing flowers of all descriptions because flowers to me symbolize so much in my life especially memories. My mothers knowledge of the the Latin flower names is brilliant in which she taught me. My wife tells me it’s  sexy hearing me name the flowers. I’m no pro by any means but I can spot flowers and tell you what they are but am always willing to learn. We also grow many vegetables from seed and continue to grow our organic garden a bit more each year.

I’m always getting creative finding ways to grow flowers and vegetables in a small space so I built wooden garden boxes and have the wooden barrel that I found and restored as well that I will put to good use. The compost heap is overflowing and it’s pretty much supplied all the nutritious soil that I will need this year.

I still have many bags of rotting leaves to dump in. The most important part about gardening is protecting your investment and educating yourself about how to care for your plants and even finding out the type of soil you have in your garden.

As you know I don’t often get to see my mom but I do speak to her on the phone quite regularly. Mother’s Day for me is just another day because I celebrate love and life with my mom every time I think of her, talk to her and see her. Now that I’m older and understand life a lot more than when I was a kid, especially about finances I can see how much love, effort and support my parents put in to give us kids the life they did.

We don’t have a large garden but I do get around to planting some flowers here and there as well as beautiful hanging baskets which I will have out later next month. Not all of our flowers are out yet but they are coming out in full force. In our garden today I have some Lavandula, Lilies, Tulips, White Geranium which bloomed all winter indoors, Gerbera Daisy and Hostas. I also have a sneak peek below at our figs and our incredible rhubarb that is growing so fast.

I’m going to need to start experimenting with Rhubarb more in the CBB kitchen this year so expect some new recipes to come your way. Tomorrow I will be sharing my Toasted Coconut Custard Tarts with Whipped Cream something I know my mother would enjoy with a hot cuppa tea! So to celebrate Mother’s Day I share some flowers from our garden into your home for all the Mother’s and Mom’s to be… Happy Mother’s Day 2013!

Mother’s Day 2013
Happy Mothers Day 2013 I love you

Mothering Sunday

Rhubarb 2013 wm

Lavandula 2013 wm

2013 Figs From My Garden

Hostas 2013 wm

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  1. Beautiful flowers! I dropped quite a bit of money on flowers for our mothers and grandma over the weekend, but it only comes once a year, right? 🙂 You should take pictures of your full garden one of these days!

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words Mr. CBB! I was honored to be asked and consider you a kindred spirit. Those pics look great, btw. We’ll be going to the Botanical Gardens here in Omaha tomorrow as they do a really nice brunch and the cost of admission to the gardens is included.

    1. Oh! That sounds great John. I hope you take plenty of photos! Well, I know the CBB fans really do like having another bloke around What’s For Dinner besides me… Edward pops in once in a while but it’s nice to have the support of other bloggers and the fans appreciate that when they see us working together like that. Cheers mate!

  3. If you would like a recipe for rhubarb, I have one – our family favourite – for rhubarb & apple chutney which I could happily share with you.. I freeze the rhubarb when it’s ripe and make the chutney when apples are ready and cheaper.

    1. Sure, I would really appreciate that Mary! I have so much Rhubarb I never know what to do with it. I did make a sour cream rubarb pie last year which turned out pretty darn good. I’m sure there is a piccie on Fb but I can’t find the recipe. I scribbled it on paper. I need to get me a recipe scribble book I think next time I’m at dollar store.

  4. I’m still jealous of that rhubarb!!! Did you ever check my FB for the garden pictures????? I didn’t take any last year for a number of reasons but I should this year again. Most of my daylilies need to be divided so I’ll need to figure out what to do with the bits I don’t have room for…. they are too pretty to toss!!! I’d love to get some hostas but we have problems with snails here and those rotten little beasties love hostas too!!! I’ll be checking out some of those blogs on your list looking to see what I can learn along the way….. Have a good weekend!!!

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