Tuesday, 2 June 2009

The colours of summer

Roses and elderflowers for the table, elderflowers for cordial and bundles of fresh parsley for summer wine making. The subtle colours and scents of early summer; it's a privelege to have them in my life.


The Squirrel Family said...

The roses are so pretty i can almost smell them

What variety are they ?

Have you ever made rose petal jam? I found a recipe and wondered if it really was "turkish delighty"


MrsL said...

Those ones with the elderflowers are Eglantine, one of my favourites - it grows out by the front wall; the scent is just beautiful.
The ones in the little picture on the righthand sidebar are Albertine and Zepherine Drouhin, also from teh front garden.
I haven't made rose petal jam on its own, but I did rhubarb and rose petal jam last year, which is lovely, also rose petal wine.