Vegetation, Exploration and Experimentation

10 Jun

1    We’re trying companion planting this year, Limnanthus, the Poached Egg Plant, with the Broad Beans and I love how it’s looking. The beautiful theory is that the Limnanthus will attract the aphids so they won’t attack the beans. I’m looking forward to seeing the flowers. My Mum loved the yellow and white of these little treasures.

Companion planting

2  Tabitha, wearing a cardigan I knitted, was a delight opening cupboard doors and exploring but pretending that she wasn’t really interested.

I’m not really trying to open the cupboard!

Trying on a hat made by Corinne Carr

3    Our oldest daughter, Mikki, visited from Exeter today and spent the afternoon building an airport with Jake and then showed him some magic. Jake’s face was a picture as he did the ‘raisins in lemonade’ experiment. He loved the way the raisins sank to the bottom then came to the top covered in bubbles only to go down yet again.

Jake fascinated by lemonade and raisins

P.S.  I’ve posted the recipe for the delicious Tunisian Almond and Orange Cake on my Recipe page. Hover over the Recipe header to see the menu of recipes.


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8 responses to “Vegetation, Exploration and Experimentation

  1. Russel Ray Photos

    June 24, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Lemonade and raisins, huh………. I’m not sure I’m going to give that recipe a try……… lol

  2. niasunset

    June 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    To have a garden and also to plant vegetables or fruits are the most beautiful thing… Good Luck for your plants… They should be so nice to watch them… But there are so lovely your grandchildren, Tabitha seems so fashionable… I loved her cardigan, can I knit myself too 🙂 And Jake seems busy with lemonade… Blessing them. Thank you dear Sally have a nice new week, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comments, much appreciated! You have a good week too and stay safe 🙂

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 11, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Almond orange cake!!! THAT I would love. Alas, I’m not the type to spend long in the kitchen…

    I love the ‘not rally trying to open the cupboard’! 🙂 So sweet.

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    June 11, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Awww Jake is such a cutie pie! Though I understand his fascination, even at my age I love watching it 😛


  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    June 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

    three more winners – love the sweater girl and raisin boy

  6. Promenade Claire

    June 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I love Limanthus, such a cheery flower, and if it works as a companion plant then that’s even better!


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