The lemon mousse came together pretty quickly. Getting the citrus peel to do as we wanted was a learning curve all its own though!
You don’t see redcurrants for sale much in the shops so this year I grew my own. They have a sharpness that is refreshing in the height of summer.
As a result of my photography in Ness Gardens, I was invited to Germany to go and see the Weleda Garden at Wetzgau, the largest medicinal garden in Europe. Weleda’s approach to health care is based on the principles of Dr Rudolf Steiner and Dr Ita Wegman who were looking to develop a system that used natural ingredients. This led to the creation of the world’s first biodynamic garden. Biodynamics refers to understanding that soil, plants, animals and humans need to work together as a whole, and where chemicals are forbidden. The place was humming with bees.
Growing spinach is remarkable value for money, as it keeps growing after cutting and is probably better for you than the bagged supermarket version as garden to plate can be under ten minutes!
Bodnant is based in North Wales and has to be one of the most stunning gardens in the UK, thanks to its varied topography and mild climate. A visit here is highly recommended particularly in late spring early summer. You can lose yourself in its many acres for hours, and still not see it all.