Sunday 19 May 2013

A Lazy Sunday Stroll Round the Garden

I am having a very lazy day, last night at work was slow, long cooks of various rices for the deli salads. To keep awake I did lots of tidying and cleaning out of storage containers and various rooms that belong to my department. The consequence was that I came home, went to bed within 30 minutes and slept like a bump on a log.

I pulled a beef casserole out of the freezer and we will have that in large Yorkshire Puddings, the mix has been beaten within an inch of it's life and is now resting.

I felt like a little fresh air so had a meander round the garden.

This is a shady corner I love the way the new ferns slowly unfurl.

These "Granny Bonnets grow with my Espaliered Apples.

This is the only blossom on one of my Apples, and right beside it is this one, OK it was intended to be espaliered but slipped through the net and the apples are superb, it does have the basic framework but has been allowed to reach for the skies, more apples to have and share, see the Elder, that is kept for the blossom and growth is restricted. They seem happy together.

Goodness knows why.

This pear has just started to flower, while it's neighbour has set fruit, I hope that this means that the ripening will also be staggered. Just think of all those crumbles. I like them baked into a loaf cake as well, and don't forget that they go well with pork and duck, just to make a change from apples.

To finish this is the first bud on my Geoff Hamilton. A pretty pink rose with a wonderful perfume. It grows in my little courtyard just outside the kitchen and on hot days the scent fills the house. I bought it on my first visit to Barnsdale, I have returned many times and intend to go many more, each visit reveals new treasures.

It is time to get myself organised for dinner, so once again I say     TTFN    Pam    


  1. What beautiful plants! So pretty.

    I've enjoyed catching up with your posts. You make such beautiful things.

    Sft x

  2. I hope my trees do as well. First year for our little plum tree, one flower so,far.
    Hope you had a lovely rest today. Just stuffed my face with Yorkshire puddings and jeans have now been undone. Aah, life is sweet.


    1. We had our casserole in 7 inch Yorkies and could not move for an hour. I had to walk Ben so wriggled out of washing up and so on.

  3. Thank you for the pretty photos, I love the blossom, its so pretty and delicate and the promise of good things to come.

    No Yorkies for us today, we only have them when my parents or son and family come for dinner, I can't be bothered to make them just for the two of us. We still had a big dinner though and Rhubarb and apple crumble with ice cream for dessert :-)

  4. Why don't you make a dozen and freeze them, they only take 2 minutes in the oven. I do this so we can have them at the drop of a hat.
    I did not make a dessert, I knew that we would not have room.


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