This was the last Wednesday morning for our garden group this year. It was at Sally's which is looking so fabulous just now that I thought I'd take some photos. Sally has been a reluctant vegetable gardener, preferring roses and other beautiful flowering things, as you can see in these photos. She and Lou and I have been part of this group for 12 years, spending hundreds of Wednesday mornings gardening at one of the 5 or so gardens. All that time I have been trying to encourage Sally to grow vegetables...to no avail..... until this last year or so and now she must be the world's most successful new vegetable gardener!
Sally already has too many enormous zuccinis .....
Her rhubarb is mammoth.... with dozens of long, thick, red stems.
Here they are, the best friends a person could have.....
Sally uses tinsel in the garden (right) to keep the parrots off the roses and she swears it works a treat.
The job today was to extend the width of this garden bed.....again!
We always give each other something home made or grown or local for Christmas and this year I made this panforte..... a delicious Italian Christmas cake made from nuts, dried fruit and chocolate. You can get the chocolate, fruit and nut ingredients, all measured out in a pack, with the recipe, from Charlesworth's in the market....you just have to add brandy, flour, cocoa and a few other things. It is perfect sliced thinly and served with coffee.