This last week has been all about weather again but today the sun shone, there were primroses at the allotment and daffodils in the garden.
Earlier in the week we braved the snow and the hail and the floods to visit Dawyck Gardens in the Borders to look at snowdrops. In the days leading up to our visit and for many days since the gardens have been closed because of wind and rain but on our chosen day they were open and we were not disappointed.
Meanwhile the garden at home is very wet, though not flooded, the pond is very full, and Bella has been enjoying fishing for watercress and helping herself to paws full of wild water.
The vegetable growing season has not yet got going though we harvested some sprouts and leeks at the allotment today and yesterday I got a grand harvest of rather suspect out of date mixed salad leaves from my mother’s fridge and turned it into a rather good pesto – for the recipe, see weed pesto but use out of date salad leaves instead of weeds.
It tasted fine but I’m looking forward to some rather fresher home grown salad and home made cooking in the months to come.