I just love the fact that this Amaryllis begun to flower on Easter day and since then two more have opened up. There is also a new shoot coming out from the base of the bulb.
This probably isn’t the most fascinating story but having taken this over from my mum it tried to flower last year. However, the flower head dropped off before even opening. The other plant had never flowered before either. Mum had it for a few years but so far this year it hasn’t stopped producing flowers for three months!
In the background spring is definitely in action in the flower beds. It’s almost time to give the lawn a trim with the cutter set on high I feel.
Mum has an enormous amount of gardening knowledge – I’ve heaps to learn yet (daughter in training).
The clocks changed today – summer time officially begins. Ahh that explains the torrential rain and incredible clattering of hail that followed shortly. Is this a typical English Summer?
A perfect day for a spot of Easter baking!
I’m not making the traditional Simnel cake but some Easter buns instead. They’ve grated marzipan inside to make them that little bit special. Cherries, vanilla essence and grated orange and juice add to the overall flavour.
5 eggs used!
I’d got to this point when the heavens opened again! Out of the corner of my eye I spotted Lucy one of the new trio of hens we were given. She was trying to shelter under a bush. Everyone else of course (8 other Ladies) had been sensible and headed for proper shelter a good half an hour earlier.
Lucy likes to be different.
Between a bit of laughter and unbelievability of her cowering under this bush. I grabbed my raincoat, wellies and ran outside to rescue her.
She resided in my kitchen next to the Aga where she preened and dried off.
Once the sun shone again, off she trotted back outside. She’s proving to be quite a character. I’ve even found her asleep in front of the fridge freezer whilst I was outside potting up pots with primroses on a sunny day.
The finished product should really be iced and have small coloured chocolate eggs dotted over the tops. However, I’ve decided to admit these today as I’m not sure whether chocolate caused a migraine I had a few weeks back.
I can’t exactly call these healthy because of the marzipan but a treat at Easter doesn’t hurt does it? 😉