I realise the blog is a bit gardening heavy these days but I promise next time there will be a bit of culture.
Last week we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Petersham Nurseries Cafe. The booking was done exactly one month in advance and we were lucky to have a beautiful day which meant all the tables were outside.
The food was delicious but the starters were way more exciting than the main courses. I had courgette, mozzarella and raw artichoke salad, hubby had smoked haddock with pea shoots and chillies.
For the main course I went for monkfish curry and M had beef with rainbow chard (a rather large piece of meat!).
All was washed down with a bottle of prosecco – this was not appreciated by our son who was stuck with a bottle, after a mini tantrum we decided to move to the tea house for coffee and cakes. Sadly we missed the very exciting looking cherry and orange blossom ice cream.
We had a look through the shop, lots of sweet peas and dahlias. We ended up bringing two dahlia plants and a bay leaf tree home. I have some sweet peas in our garden but they are still small.
The dahlia extravaganza.
The carts are always full of inspiration.
Alliums and other beauties.
Nice table settings – I am still looking for some sitting arrangement for our garden.
My yellow shoes attracted a lot of midges.
And the bug enjoyed a gourmet meal of butternut squash.