Before leaving Herefordshire on the Thursday we had a walk down to the wildflower meadow on the caravan site. It was full of flowers such as ox-eye daisies, self heal, buttercups, common and bird's foot trefoil and a few orchids.
The tree I have been watching for nearly a year in a nearby field.
Dark Arches moth
Back home a few photos from the garden - first of all the wild flower "meadow" which is still full of Red Campion plus Buttercups, Ribwort Plantain, Common Sorrel and LOADS of Yellow Rattle which is slowly but surely suppressing the couch grass!
Clematis on the patio. There is a smaller climbing variety further up the garden with smaller purple flowers.
A type of cranesbill geranium I think! I call it "Strawberries and Cream".
Honeysuckle flowers have been smothering an arch on the second lawn but I forgot to take a photo before going to Herefordshire and when we returned home they had all gone past their best.
We have a small "No mow zone" on the main lawn which B cuts late summer. It is full of Cat's Ear, Common Trefoil, Lesser Trefoil and a few Ragwort plants.
Small posy of flowers from the garden.
I am not sure if I have posted a photo before of the Classic Chocolate Cake D and E made from a Great British Bake Off came box. Bake off provide the recipe, instructions, and the dry ingredients and in this box there was a cake stand. You just provide the fresh ingredients and make the cake.
We had the first of the garden strawberries last week - there were not enough for four of us to have a decent serving so I made a Strawberry, Almond and Polenta cake (recipe from the BBC Good Food website). I was quite pleased that using gluten free self raising flour seemed to work!
B was 70 last Thursday and D and E made him his favourite Black Forest Gateau.
It looks a bit messy once cut! but it was delicious.
Stay safe and well everyone.
All photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera.