Tuesday View (29th April), a Vase, and some Bits and Bobs

Last week the weather was wonderful, temperatures reaching the mid-twenties by Friday and Saturday. The garden was, however, begging for water… which we got on Sunday! It rained almost all day – lovely gentle warm rain – and you could almost see the plants growing. Today we are getting some more…

Today’s View

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A Sunny April Afternoon in the Garden

On one of our walks around the garden last week the doggies and I “pawsed” for a rest… 😉

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Daisies, Veronica, Dandelions, Potentilla and… paws!

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Flowery Butter

I finally got around to making the flowery butter I had envisaged. This would look lovely if guests are coming!

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(I softened a little butter and simply rolled it in some clean dry edible flowers and petals, forming a sausage shape. Wrapped in clingfilm and chilled it will then remain looking this pretty for a week or more. 😀 )

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Fiddleheads with Flowery Butter

The ostrich ferns are now almost fully open – things are moving quickly since the rain. These are the young shoots, often known as “fiddleheads”…

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The fiddleheads – the just emerging shoots of Matteuccia struthiopteris – were a disappointment. Raw they taste delicious, but several internet sources recommend cooking them for safety reasons. They taste a little green, and that’s it. 😦

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And a Monday Vase on a Tuesday!

The poor light yesterday meant my photos were appalling, so here’s my second attempt a day late…

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Ajuga, various grasses, Pulsatilla seedheads, Sanguisorba and Euphorbia polychroma…

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Drop by Cathy’s site, Rambling in the Garden where she’s got another lovely vase on offer this week, and links to all those joining in with her meme “In a Vase on Monday”.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting my Butterfly Diary for April – please share what’s been spotted in your part of the world, even if you don’t have any pictures!

That’s all folks!

Have a great week!

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