Colleybird and Hellebore
A November find
last colour of 2015
Small packets of hope
I have a small worry that in doing so I have laid out some nourishing morsels for the hedgehog who regularly wanders that way.
plums and custard
Still days of Autumn
More from the village Garden show
Here's how 5 tomatoes can set your pulse racing.... Cut throat competition in the Tomato category. What a joy to see a person lavishing affection and pride on their little darlings as they present their garden produce to the world, rather like the Debutante's Coming Out Ball for the very well heeled. Onions are even polished with a little talcum powder to bring out their silken sheen.
Fame fortune and winning at Lydbury North Garden and Produce Show
The joys of small village life. Last weekend was the local Garden Show, eagerly awaited by many of residents of our small rural community, it is a major event in the local diary and I was mightily pleased to have got First prize for my vase of home grown annuals. Here they are afterwards having endured a cycle ride home in my bike basket.
The scouting gene
The fire was not too hot, so on went the plum wood to create the smoke, then the trout, then the lid and in 8 mins it was ready, lightly cooked with a delicate smokiness.
Along with this an intense dill and horseradish creme fraiche, rosemary and chilli roasted potties and a bowl of salad from the garden.
The joy of early summer harvests. The first broad beans - sweet and tender and totally different from any bought ones (they need to be picked just before eating), pop them out of their pods at the table and nibble along with home made bread sticks whilst sipping a cool sauvignon blanc...
St Patrick's Cabbage
First to be out in the garden
Safely under cover they look so strong and healthy, but put out in the ground where they have to fend for themselves against any passing pest is a worrying moment! If they survive this then the promise of delicious tender sugar snap peas beats anything you can buy in a shop. These are called Delikett - I don't think they are available anymore so I save the seed year after year.
Tomorrow's breakfast cooling in the larder
Tardy spring but still some treats
First crop of the year
Our next designs are now selling well in South Korea and in the future we aim to have these designs available in the UK too.
Armed to the teeth
Too much of a good thing??
Return of "Frankie"
how to distract myself from January
14 jan 15
Not even "Fuji Blue", but as it was this morning on my Oakley Mynd walk. A thin layer of snow defining the fine mesh of branches on an ancient ash tree. Stunning blue sky, violet shadows in the snow and a brightness we only get here in winter.
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