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I was inspired by a blogging friend, Ute, to blog about the scents in our garden. I always want plants to give me more than one thing – colour, scent, texture, flowers, berries and we have lots that have scent as their first attribute. The main scented flowers are just outside the kitchen and along the steps up to the garden.
5. Dianthus – a sweet clove scent
6. Night scented Stock, a favourite from my childhood and a perfume know as Night Flowers to Daughter No 2 who in toddlerhood would wake up in the night. She was taken out to smell the Night Flowers and would then settle.
and there are all the herbs which are lovely to brush by – Sage, Rosemary, Mint and various Thymes, from next door’s garden, Jasmine and from a bit further away, the gorgeous smell of newly cut grass.
To read about lots of other gardeners and their gardens from all over the world, visit The Propagator who hosts the Six on Saturday.
I met friends as I drove into the car park for singing this morning and I was presented with a stunning little bunch of purple Sweet Peas. To keep them safe in the heat of the morning, I parked in the shade and put them in the little vase that all Beetles have (and where I usually keep a silk daisy) and here they are.
We were given some Rhubarb the other day, by the same lovely friends, and today I made Different Every Time Pudding and added some blueberries. It was scrumptious, of course!
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.
I have planted the Sweet Peas today in a pot with lovely curvy canes tied up into a tepee shape.
We have a Hedgehog or maybe two!
Lovely friends left us a beautiful bunch of Sweet Peas in the porch and they filled the space with that very special scent that they have. Thank you D&R.
The first contingent of family should be here within the hour. They were expected at 6pm but first the plane from Barcelona was delayed and since then traffic has been a problem. Not long to wait now………
We went to visit a friend who has recently joined the Hippie Club, having had his hip replaced a couple of weeks ago. We took a little bunch of Sweet Peas with some Pittosporum from our garden.
In their garden is a beautiful blue-flowered Hydrangea bush.
We came home to the excellent news that our Senegalese family have been granted their Visitors’ Visas and so can come to our Golden Wedding Celebrations in August! We will have all 15 of the family here! You probably wouldn’t believe the intrusive hoops we have to jump through for their Visas to be granted for a 10 day visit – our income, how many rooms in our house to accommodate the family, our itinerary, our passport details, our driving licences………
I wish I could share with you the perfume on our little back patio which is planted up with Nicotiana, Night Scented Stock and Sweet Peas that have almost reached the top of the arch.