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Sunday, May 22, 2011

My herb garden.

 Secret little garden rooms ......

   the sun's beginning to disappear behind a dark cloud.....

   A spot of tea and lemon loaf while I do some planting.......

This loaf tastes even better with a lashing of butter... (not good for my hips!!)



     And these happy faces all on the same bush.....a new type perennial petunia...

And my favourite...Margaret Roberts Lavendar.... all makes for a good place to hang one's gloves up!!

The recipe courtesy...Ronelle .

juice of  2 lemons and I added the juice and zest of an orange
150g sugar
150g butter
4 eggs
250g flour
15ml baking powder
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 180 degree C
Grease a loaf tin
Beat the butter and sugar til pale and creamy
Add the eggs, one by one, beating well after each addition.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and fold into the butter mixture.
Add the juice and mix.
Pour batter into greased loaf tin and bake around 30min at 180degree C.

I then tweeked the recipe....
Heat the juice of 2 lemons, zest of one lemon and a cup of sugar until thick and syrupy.
Pour over the hot cake.


Linking to Tablescape Thursdays


  1. Ah Shel..I just put some lily of the valley in a teacup that looks like yours..w/ lilies on it..I just planted lemon thyme.. my lavender is turning green from silver grey of winter.. so many similarities..on top of our affinity and loving Ronelle:)
    Love your secret garden ..

  2. Thank you....esp??..I'm sure your garden must be looking must take some pics for us to see. The photos of your last post were truely gorgeous.
    I've been busy...was so nice to do a post this afternoon and to get my hands dirty in the ground!
    The cup...a treasure from my mom .
    Have a wonderful week, dear friend xx

  3. Love the herbs Shel! I've never heard of a perennial petunia before, very pretty-enjoy:@)

  4. Hi Shel, I like the idea of a perennial petunia! My mom's petunias often came up again each year if she mulched them properly in the fall, but I have never had luck except for a few strays here and there. Yum, I can smell the lavender! Linda

  5. oh, I'm in love. So very pretty. I'm going to try to make the cake this weekend. Can you tell me more about the perennial petunias? I was looking for a follow button? I had a nice first visit here.. Jules ♥

  6. I'm always so happy to find you've posted for Tablescape Thursday. Gorgeous blossoms...the perennial petunia is amazing. Your garden is going to be beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  7. That lemon loaf looks delicious. The photos of the herbs are fabulous...I just got a whiff of their heady aroma!