Ladies (and gentlemen) who harvest their lunch

Last week it was time for all the seedlings we’ve been growing to be collected by our friend Bish for the St Michael’s School Kaleen Fete (Friday 25 October from 5 to 8 pm). So what better time to have her and our other gardening friends over for lunch.

Almost all of the seedlings for the fete.
Almost all of the seedlings for the fete.

We ate a very tasty quiche of asparagus and home cured bacon, with some tasty cheese added and six of our ‘girls’ glorious eggs. There was a leafy cos lettuce, rocket, parsley and tarragon salad with an Asian dressing; Hugh F-W’s always reliable potato salad with wilted sorrel and this time extra spring peas; and J bought along a radish salad from her plot and a lovely bouquet of Lady Huntingfield roses for the table. (Lady Huntingfield, named after the wife of a Governor of Victoria, is an Alister Clark rose).

Lunch is served!
Lunch is served!

And just when you thought you’d had enough TB brought out his lime flan that was made with our Red Centre Desert Lime/Mandarin cross. The pineapple, kiwi fruit and mandarin are all ‘ring ins’, not from a Canberra garden alas.

Dessert featuring Desert Lime flan with fruit (none of which came from our garden).
Dessert featuring Desert Lime flan with fruit (none of which came from our garden).

For post-lunch sport we played pack Bish’s car full of plants. She certainly had the latest in mobile nurseries for her drive home!

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