My garden is giving me so much joy at the moment
when life is tricky, just stepping outside the back door for a little while
just calms my soul
it fills me with hope and promise
It's bursting at the seams
with an abundance of beauty and tasty treats
Last week I picked some gooseberries
from our little fruit patch at the very top of the garden
then sat on the garden swing chair to 'top and tail' them
bare feet in the grass .....
I cooked them in the oven
that's how Delia told me to do it
and she never lets us down ladies, does she?
you can always trust Delia.
(except for that 'cheat' phase she went through, I didn't like that much)
I had a rice pudding plipping away in the oven that day too
and the baked gooseberries on top were sensational
(I had planned to add some elderflower cordial but had run out ..... boo)
The rest I turned into gooseberry fool with greek yoghurt
this is the recipe I used
and it was scrum~diddly~umptious ..... let me tell you.
That little white flower there is Philadelphus
the smell ..... GOSH.... that smell is intoxicating
and such a pretty little thing
I have a new absolute favourite colour combination
thanks to mother nature
I stepped out into the garden a few mornings ago
to be greeted by this
Soft violet and peachy pink
my heart did a little skippy thing
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That beautiful poppy just turned up
I could never have planned such magnificence
what do you think, isn't it lush?
The rose is a David Austin one called 'Queen of Sweden'
It's a really really pretty rose and is not too big either
so takes care of itself without any bother
the actual roses are quite shallow and such a pretty shape
it smells beautiful too
can you tell I love it?!
Thank you for visiting me here
I'm sorry not to have been visiting you very much lately
but soon, I hope things will be calmer here
and I will have time to enjoy wondering around blogland again
I've been missing you all
Thank you for all of your kind comments on my last post
I can't wait to return to the 'fairytale' woods
I'll let you know when I do of course
x Jooles x