On Thursday Joe confirmed that some of my sweetcorn Golden Bantam were readyso I took three home and had them for lunch. I put a large saucepan of water on to boil whilst I stripped the leaves and silks off them. In the pan they went for no more than five minutes then out, covered in butter and a shake of black pepper and eaten with a couple of slices of brown bread. They were delicious and I look forward to some more later today!
I’m still picking sweet peas and have a vase full here on the table. I don’t have much of a sense of smell but certainly catch a waft of these! I’ll be growing plenty again next year including the packet of Bouquet Blend which Nikki kindly sent me earlier in the year.
Yesterday was the Newton Park Horticultural Society’s 70th anniversary show which was held at the nearby Sports and Social Club. In the end I didn’t exhibit anything but helped set up on Friday evening and was there all day yesterday when I was a steward!
It was a long, tiring but thoroughly enjoyable day. I’ll do a post all about it later in the week. I should perhaps also mention that I completely forgot to wear my snazzy waistcoat…duh!
So S has definitely been for smiles!