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:
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Your plot is a feast. Any black currents yet? It was a wonderful evening indeed. I sat lazy in the garden, reading, until the overgrown ivy round the shed called for action.
The other day I came upon strawberries dipped in chocolate. Delicious. Have you tried it?
Thank you dear Ashen. The blackcurrants are just starting to turn in colour; the red, white and pink currants are very nearly ready for harvest. And yes, strawberries and chocolate a great combination. Also, strawberries are strangely delicious with black pepper and balsamic vinegar…