Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Garden Updates

 So the weather has gone all Scottish this summer.
If its not rain, it'll be foggy - yeah, some say "atmospheric". Great if you're making horror movies.
Having said that,  the temperature on the whole is slightly higher this year than last year, hence the fog, I guess.

Anyways, regardless of the weather, I've been out in the garden as usual.
Nothing much, just a lot of weeding to do ( I find the act of pulling out weeds very therapeutic, better to vent ones anger on them than anything else)

I had to fluff-up the Alchemilla bushes that were weighted down by the rain water.

 The mums are not faring too well in the rain

My late blooming alpine strawberries

Roses are not doing great in this wet weather too

I just transplanted 5 pots of Hebe Frozen Flame I bought from the garden centre.
Got them pretty cheap as they were not looking at their best.

 Scented Leaf Pelargonium

 Nemesia "Celebration"
A tender perennial, preferring full sun or partial shade with moist but well-drained soil

 Digitalis purpurea ( common Foxglove)
 A self-seeding biennial plant

Late blooming Peonies

Felis domesticus
Lolita Tortilla, bunny-hunter extraordinaire

Bought some fresh new potatoes from a family-run farm nearby.
Thought we'd have them for dinner tonight

How to make Elsa's favourite New Potato and Tuna Salad

Just wash the earth and carefully rub off the fragile and papery-thin skin from the potatoes.
Boil in salted water for about 15 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.
Chopped a handful of spring onions.

When the potatoes are cool, add the spring onions, canned tuna and canned sweetcorn.
Spoon a good spoonful of mayonnaise and stir gently to mix all the ingredients.
Add salt and pepper, if necessary.
Serve at cool room temperature.

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