I love these random rows of bulbs that pop up in the garden at this time of year. I often wonder who planted them and how long ago......
That row of snow drops is in a really odd place, certainly not part of what I thought was the original garden. For all I know there was once a cottage or driveway there a long time ago. Just shows you what great survivors bulbs can be. The elms are starting to flower...
Since the arrival of spring it has been full bore in the garden. I finally got around to pruning the Albertine rose (bit late, but better than never) and there seems to be a constant round of weeding, mowing and whipper snipping.
Many years ago I had the extreme good fortune to be given a set of three wonderful cast iron frying pans by my friend Tom:
His mother had died, and when cleaning out her house he found two sets of these and generously gave one set to me. They have been hands down the best frying pans I have ever used and have endured years of hard work, being used on electric, gas and now an Aga stove. Recently the largest one, which gets the most use, has started to lose some of its top layer..
I'm not sure if I can re-season it to restore it so I have been looking about for a replacement and was delighted to come across an interesting Australian project. Mark Henry, the engineer behind Furi knives, has come up with a totally Australian made cast iron frying pan with an ergonomic handle that won't break your arm when you lift it from stove to bench:
Mark is launching the Tough Love pan using kickstarter, a crowd funding campaign to support the company into its next step of development. Read more about it here: solidteknics and support it if you can. Incidently, I have nothing to do with this company, I just think it looks like a great product.
|Pretty spring flowers|