What lovely neighbours we have and what a lovely way to share windfall apples.
We did well with our carrots this summer. Instead of the more usual longer carrots we grew short round ones in containers. They had a great flavour.
Its October and my roses have very nearly finished blooming. Here is the last one, Queen of Sweden, still going at the start of October!
Actually, we think this little chap is a frog. We found him near the shed in the back garden. Certainly made me jump!
My first rose of the summer, a creamy rich Old English rose called Wollerton Old Hall. It smells lovely!
Very pleased with my white and bluebells this year. The woods are full of miles and miles of beautiful blankets of bluebells.
How long will the daffodils last with Luna on the loose!
Its lovely to see Spring in action and even though its early and most of the plants are still hesitant the magnolia is in full bloom and is stunning. I don’t see the relation between the rather dull magnolia paint colour and the subtle beautiful tones the plants, which are very much to be preferred!
Tomato salad with lunch today but extra special as I grew the tomatoes! We have had a rather gloomy and wet summer so I have been waiting what feels like an age for the tomatoes to ripen, but at last, in September, they are ready! I have big plans for chutney next!
We are so lucky to have wild strawberries growing in our garden! They are small and sharp and full of flavour and make a lovely decoration for an iced cake. I made a light sponge loaf and topped it with a sharp lemon icing to contrast with the strawberries and served it with cucumber sandwiches and a red berry herb tea.
First fruit and veg of the season! I must confess that I didn’t grow the beetroot, they were very kindly given to me by my next door neighbour but three Roy (thank you very much!). I haven’t grown cucumbers before and am really pleased with them. I have a feeling I will need a lot of courgette recipes soon…