Such a beautiful evening. The grass easily cut by my new lightweight lithium battery mower. Thyme flowering with bee-enticing display. Fruit cage starred with jewelled currants and strawberries. O Joy.
And baby leeks from Andrew’s bountiful flower stall at Stamford market; ‘puddled in’ as the delightful expression has it, duly trimmed top and bottom, holes made with my much-loved slim yet strong oak dibber – some in neat lines where lettuce recently blew, some whimsically posted between lettuces and nascent asparagus (I’m sure against “the rules”, but it makes me smile; and where there is space, there too is nature beckoning…)
A final look back, heading home with lettuce, mangetout, sweet peas and strawberries for this evening’s table: