Saturday, 27 October 2007
No roses today, but a stunning gerbera given to me by a generous friend. The bloom is an enormous 20cm (8") across. I haven't seen anything like it in a plant nursery anywhere. I love being able to walk around the garden being reminded of friends as I watch the plants they have given me flourish. And the thought that I have been given something unique & unavailable commercially is particularly special. It is strawberry season here. Time to brush up on the jam making skills. Actually, I do no such thing! I throw some strawberries, some sugar & half a lemon in my old breadmaker, put it on the jam setting and return in an hour and a half to find scrumptious jam ready to bottle. Too easy!