Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Peace and beauty in the garden

In my last post I talked about how much I love to entertain in the garden.
Recently I hosted an afternoon tea, and this weekend a dinner party.  Both of these were outside in the garden.  I made sosaties and tried a new recipe for samoosa pancakes found here .  I changed it quite a bit - added waay more spices, and they were a real hit.  I will post both these recipes onto my recipe blog for safekeeping, as I will be making them both again.



This is what you look out at when you sit in the gazebo.  We had lots of sunbirds and honeyeaters splashing about in the birdbath - they seem unconcerned by people.  You can see all the fallen blossom on the ground - they get quite aggressive sucking out the nectar from the flowers.



A close up of the lady slipper orchids.  My guests response when they saw the orchids up close was amazing.  That just makes me fall in love with my garden all over again. Are you the same?  When someone loves your garden, you are inspired to show it off in its best light?


  This weekend was a long weekend which meant an extra day in the garden, and I worked hard - hubby even came out and helped me.  It is looking even better than before I went away!

15 comments:

  1. That orchid is lovely, glad you found the recipe you were looking for.

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  2. What a beautiful orchid Gill and the view from the gazebo is wonderful too!
    I also get honeyeaters in my garden, I just bought a birdbath a few days ago but haven't yet put it in the backyard.

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    1. Sami, that birdbath has given me more pleasure than anything I have ever had in the garden. Are your cats indoor cats?

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  3. What a lovely luncheon filled with great food and the amazing view of your garden. Thanks for sharing this samoosa recipe it is perfect for warmer weather :D

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    1. thank you, and yes they are awesome to add a bit extra to salads - dont need to be warmed up.

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  4. What a treat to be invited to your gorgeous garden AND to be invited for a feast! I am in awe of you; I've never fed any of my guests, you're amazing!

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    1. Karen,
      I think it sounds as though you are way too busy to be feeding any more people.

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  5. Your garden looks very inviting Gill. I know I love visiting it even if it is only via the internet.

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    1. Tracy,
      I would love to have all my blogger friends over - wouldnt that be awesome!

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  6. I'd love to live in your garden.

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  7. I'd love to live in your garden.

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    1. Haha, well I like living next to it....

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  8. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip...had fun with your daughters and grandson...how nice.
    Your garden survived quite well under the circumstances which was very good.
    I will check out the recipes of the samosa pancakes...they look tempting.

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    1. Virginia, I have made them again since then and found that they freeze well too, so are very handy just to pop out to add to lunch or dinner.

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