The weather is taking us for a roller coaster ride at the moment.
After a very long cold winter, the temperatures soared almost overnight to summer hot.
On April 19th, a high of 29c was recorded in some parts of the country, making it the hottest April day since 1949.
Just as we were getting used to sandals and suncream, the temperatures plummeted again.
Today, (Mr Digandweed's birthday) has been a very disappointing 8c.
No wonder that as a nation, we are obsessed with talk of the weather!

These photos were taken on a lovely warm day on a visit to The Old Rectory Sudborough; a perfect English garden in a perfect English village!

 Allotment goals in the above photo!
This was a beautiful, formal potager.
The gardener was at work filling the neat beds with a variety of vegetable seedlings on the day we visited.

On an equally warm sunny day, mr digandweed and I went for a  walk through woodland by the river Nene.
The bluebells were just coming into bloom, as was the wild garlic.
Armed with a small bag, I collected a few of the wild garlic leaves.

Wild garlic has a subtle flavour, delicious with some buttery fried mushrooms on sourdough toast for breakfast and in a frittata for supper.

To make:
Saute leftover boiled potatoes and shredded wild garlic leaves in butter. When golden, add 6 beaten eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper and tip in a handful of peas.
When the frittata is set and golden on the bottom, add a few blobs of soft goats cheese and finish cooking under the grill.

Hoping your week is a good one.
I have bean and squash seedlings waiting in the wings, ready to be planted out.



  1. The weather just can't seem to make up its mind (though, as you know, I'm a big fan of cold!). Gorgeous garden. Wish the one here looked half as pretty. Love wild garlic though I think I'm too late this year as the huge local patch we visited at the weekend was in flower.

  2. Such a beautiful garden, a joy to have a glimpse of them.


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