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In the garden

Spring is well under way. The daffs and crocuses are done, grape hyacinths are hanging on in there  and anemones (a few) in fine fettle. Tadpoles wriggle in the rather neglected pond… Best of all, though, for a Yorkshire lass, … Continue reading

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At last…

Shame on me – not only are the thoughts random but becoming even more intermittent! Just a quickie for now… It was so nice to see some signs of spring and have a day of sunshine. I know the flooding … Continue reading

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Risotto Primavera

Had to get some more asparagus while the local season is on (the Vale of Evesham is asparagus central!). It was so cold and wet and miserable this evening I decided that risotto was the only possible recipe – the … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures

  What a pleasure to meander through a local garden last week through the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) and enjoy the fruits of other people’s labour! Over 350 different types of plant and a few unusual additions make this a very … Continue reading

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Spring meadows

The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s Eades Meadow is looking pretty glorious at the moment. (Quite what made me think that was a good place for a hyper-allergic hay fever sufferer to spend a hour or two, though, especially after going round … Continue reading

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Asparagus Season

Yay for the season – a little foray to the Vale of Evesham today. Local ‘gras plus a couple of asparagus and Parmesan scones from the Wayside shop in Wickhamford – excellent. Made “Aunty Delia’s” foaming hollandaise to go with … Continue reading

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Hints of Spring

A delightful meander on Friday at Chastleton House, a largely original Jacobean house and gardens in deepest Oxfordshire, provided the compulsory seasonal snowdrop hunt. This was highly successful, and there were other delights; miniature iris glowing blue in the borders, … Continue reading

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