No secret I adore hydrangeas. I used to buy them at huge expense when we lived in Glasgow, here they grow like a weed. Loving that!
And good news. More roses are coming! So I may well have some for christmas after all. I was told by a friend to spray them with 'Shield' so I got some and what a difference - they are looking so much better. I had been hand squishing the bugs on them but was fighting a losing battle. So I got the bee friendly 'Shield'.
Something else I'm loving is Lloyd's feta. This is the second lot and after it was ready, we preserved it in olive oil infused with rosemary. The taste is amazing. I can't wait to try the gouda and camembert he made a couple of weeks ago, but there's still a long time until it's ready, mores the pity!
We had a glorious night last night with RandV down at the beach. Ness made hot smoked salmon and it was amazing. I would really like to get a smoker now. We did watch Jamie Oliver doing it with wood shavings in the bottom of a biscuit tin, so will maybe give that a go. We had the most gorgeous sauce with it - just Greek yoghurt, shredded rocket, a finely chopped spring onion and some toasted walnuts ( crushed) yummy.