Poppy, Salad and Night Scented Stock

08 Jul

There was a beautiful poppy petal on the path as I went out to the shed.

Another delicious flowery salad today of broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, allotment-grown cucumber (a gift from a neighbouring plot today), slivered almonds and borage flowers with a balsamic dressing.

The wonderfully perfumed Night Scented Stocks are now opening in the evenings and filling the path with loveliness. My Mum always grew these and so the scent brings her here into our garden. One of our daughters often woke at about ten in the evening ย and her Dad, the lovely Mr S, used to take her out into the garden in her pjs to smell the ‘night flowers’ before taking her back to bed where she fell straight back to sleep – lovely memories. .


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6 responses to “Poppy, Salad and Night Scented Stock

  1. commonprose

    July 13, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Inspired by the borage floating in your G&T last year, we grew some. You’re right. They become quite leggy. But the flowers are gorgeous, especially floating in a G&T!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 13, 2022 at 7:21 pm

      You are right, they are really beautiful in a G&T! xx

  2. artfulcrone

    July 9, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Lovely memories, indeed!

  3. Sandra

    July 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

    What a delightful memory of your daughter! Our night scented stock is smelling beautiful too and the nicotiana will soon add to the fragrance.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm

      Yes, a lovely memory to make us smile. We have Night Scented Stock at the allotment too for when we go down there watering late on summer evenings. We’ve given up on Nicotiana here as the slugs love them. We used to grow them very successfully in South Yorkshire, also a delicious evening scent. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Helen

    July 8, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    What a beautiful salad! And I love the scent of stocks – I have some outside my front door ๐Ÿ˜Š


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