Sunday, 25 July 2010

A Perfect day

We visited the Carshalton Lavender farm open day on Saturday and it was a good day for it. The sun was shining, the bees were buzzing and the lavender smelt heavenly. But the highlight of the day after picking some lavender from the fields was meeting a dear blogger friend Ali who's allotment backs onto the lavender fields. Ali's was one of the first allotment blogs I ever visited and we have kept in contact ever since. She and her husband Ian are delightful and we felt like we had known them for ages. We visited her plot and it is immaculately kept and looked exactly like the photo's on her blog. Here are a few photo's of our meeting.

The Lavender fields

Ali and myself outside her lottie shed.

Ali checking her plums

The lovely Ali

Austin looking very dodgy ! on Ali's plot

We had a great day out and got back in time for a BBQ at my daughters, so in the words of Del Boy Trotter ' Perfik' . I hope you have a lovely week-end
M x


Pam's English Garden said...

Maureen, It must be heavenly to live next to those beautiful lavender fields! How lovely you were able to meet up with a fellow blogger! I am glad you had such a perfect day. Thanks so much for your advice about the powdery mildew ... I'm sorry I sounded so panicky. Have a great week. Pam x

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a fun day! I don't think I've been to her blog. I'll have to check it out.

Pam said...

It really does look perfect! And how lovely to meet a blogger friend - something I look forward to doing some day soon.
P xx

Anna said...

Sounds as if you had a grand day out Maureen :)

Mrs Dobby said...

Sounds like you had a great day out, its nice to meet cyber friends in the flesh, we've made some firm friends from our gardening forums and blogs!

ReapWhatYouGrow said...

WOW you were here in Carshalton! So brilliant to see your report, and great that you had such a good day. I have to agree that Ali's plot looks brilliant at the moment.

Ali said...

Hello my friend!
Thanks for typing such a lovely post.
It was FANTASTIC to meet you and your lovely husband Austin.
The photo's look really good!
I am so glad that we finally met after all this time and will be sure to meet up again soon. XXXX

Damo said...

Looks like you had a great day out!

Maureen said...

Thanks everyone for the comments, it was a lovely day, and meeting a blogger friend is such a good experience.
REAP WHAT YOU GROW, I forgot that you are on the same allotments as ALI, perhaps next time I will get to meet you as well, you are both so lucky to be near those lovely fields.

ReapWhatYouGrow said...

How lovely to see you were at the Lavender harvest. I was there on the Sunday, and bought lots of lavender.

Looking at the photos reminds me of the fabulous smell. We went there today and all the purple was gone.

Maureen said...

REAP WHAT YOU GROW, thanks for the comment. What a shame all the lovely blue has gone now. Have you dried all your Lavender ? and what do you use it for ? pot pouri perhaps or lavender bags ??