Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Fruit and Fabric and Flowers Too.
The teazels are growing away with their spiky almost alien calyx. Isabella, Lucy and I can see this one from one of the bedroom windows and will keep watch to see which birds peck seeds from it later in the year.
Really quite incredible isn't it?
In the cool of the evening I picked the redcurrants. They are one of my favourite plants in the garden as they put up with any amount of neglect, are situated in a dry shady spot and yet repeatedly fruit heavily for us, the scarlet globes hanging in clusters and shining like so many ruby jewels. Luckily the birds had left us some.
They will make lovely toppings for a pavlova or for one of Lucy's cupcake sessions.
On the subject of fruit, the blackcurrants moved so late in the season are doing well too and Isabella is already following in big sister's footsteps by grazing as she ambles along.
Just the gooseberries to show you now, large and fat and ready to be paired with elderflowers in fools or pies or crumbles (probably my favourite of all).
So now the garden is settling for the day and I am pondering this fabric which I am re-using from my one of our eldest daughter's skirts: she had already cut it up and now I think it will make a funky skirt for Lucy (as woefully there is not enough fabric for me...sigh). It has a wonderful texture - sort of sheeny in a nice way and light yet willing to hold its shape. Well, we'll see. I'm thinking a little shirring may come into use inspired by sweet Florence's recent posts.
Or I may just sit and enjoy the evening quiet with a glass of crisp white wine.
Bye for now x