mary, mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

if this sporadtic northern irish summer is to thank for something, it would be the way it makes the garden grow!

beautiful bee balm flower

the kitchen garden has come into its own this year – with all sorts of wonderful ingredients bursting out of the seams! ( hedgerow )

the first of the purple podded peas

and it gave me a wonderful idea for a series of blog post!

one of the locals enjoying the borage flowers

i am often left staring aimlessly at the selection of things – wondering what some of them could be of use for

so what would make a better challenge then a post for each plant!

expect the first post in the next day or so 😀 I am looking forward to learning lots 🙂 I hope you will join me – and share your ideas and recipes too!