Last night’s supper was Butternut Squash and Spinach Croquettes and they were delicious. I’d seen them to buy in the supermarket and thought they couldn’t be too hard to make and they weren’t! I’ll put the recipe soon.
Home made Croquettes
New Jersey potatoes for supper tonight so I picked some of the newly growing mint and the smell and taste were just perfect.
I am delighted with my latest glass piece – a rainbow with sun and rain!
Storm Hannah came in overnight and though I first though the tulips had survived, they were a little the worse for wear so we decided to cut our losses and cut them for indoors. Thanks to the suggestion from Nancy of Spirit Lights The Way
1. Tulips Click on any photo for detail.
After Storm Hannah
2. The Edible Garden
In fact, we have lots of edible bits in our garden including the veggie boxes and the herbs but this trough has herbs and edible flowers as well as salads right by the kitchen door. I have planted up all the little plug plants that we bought at a local nursery. The tiles at the back are Victorian from a fireplace in the house I lived in when I was five years old. Mum collected them when the fire place was changed and I love them. They show various land based tasks like seed sowing and scything.
We have three spots in the garden with Clematis Montana Elizabeth . This one is growing up an old tree stump near the back shed and the scent is gorgeous. We can smell it from the arbour which is just across the way.
Montana Elizabeth up the shed
4. Twin Tulips
Most of our Tulips are over but this pair recently turned up in the tubs that held the purple and white ones. It’s an oddity.
5. The Geum in the curved wall is bringing wonderful pops of colour where all the Spring bulbs are now finished.
Geum – Flames of Passion
6. A treat
We treated ourselves to two fabulous plants the other day, two Scilla that are already quite startling in their beauty. I love the colour. They are in a bed where Agapanthus will appear later in the season.
Scilla – Caribbean Jewels
Pop over to The Propagator for others in the SoS challenge. They are from all over the world with fascinating insights into other gardens.
I made Stuffed Pancakes for supper last night and had two spare pancakes. This morning, I filled them with fruit and creme fraiche and reheated them in maple syrup! They were scrumptious.
At about midday, we became aware of the sheep and their lambs in a headlong rush up the field. By the time I had my camera ready, they had slowed down near the farmer who had just arrived with some fodder.
Just arrived with a treat
Storm Hannah has arrived. We think this might be the end of our beautiful Tulips. Winds of up to 70mph are expected!
Yesterday I heard a recipe described on Radio 4 and decided it would make a treat for while Daughter No 3 was with us. It was designed to make use of left-over Easter eggs, something that never happened in our house! However, I did have some white chocolate in and some cream along with some frozen cherries and raspberries. So here it is – and very scrumptious it was too.
Frozen fruit with a warm white chocolate ganache
I have planted the Sweet Peas today in a pot with lovely curvy canes tied up into a tepee shape.
Sweet peas planted up
The Sweet Pea tepee is to the left at the top of the steps