The Old Boy selling plants opposite caught my eye, grinned and raised his eyebrows. He'd made me laugh earlier by coming over and frowning at the extremely loud vegetable seller who was giving us all headaches by yelling at the top of his voice: 'special offer ladies! Two luverly blueberries, two luverly raspberries AND two luverly big juicy strawberries, all for six quid! Can't do fairer than that, girls, now can I?
Bloody hell! (said the old boy) six quid for six berries? I call that steep, I do.
'Punnets' said the vegetable seller, sourly. 'Obviously, it's six punnets.'
I took some moths with me because I had one amazing one I've never seen before, but I'm going to tease you with that for a while longer and show you on another day, because instead of New Moths, today we have Part Two of Moth Quiz (and a couple of butterflies thrown in for good measure).
Concentrate, and tell me honestly how you all did. Good Luck! (scroll down for answers at the bottom...)
|3 (hint: this is a 'small' flutter)|
|4 (hint- it has another word for 'green' in its name)|
|8 and 9|
|Field Scabious about to flower|
|Oops! Forgotten what this one is! Any ideas?|
|Cosmea (grown from seed this year and just starting to flower)|
Here is a Conundrum for you. This plant was pretending to be Greater Knapweed, which it obviously isn't. But can anyone tell me what it is, please? I am stumped. It's not very tall, about 12 inches?
*UPDATE- thanks to i-spot I now know this is a Schizanthus, or Poor Man's Orchid, also known as Angel Wings or Butterfly Flower
|Mystery Plant. Close-up on flower, which is lovely, but not Knapweed!|
1. Take some strawberries and raspberries (or blueberries if you prefer), wash and shake excess water off.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk up a pot of double cream so it's just starting to thicken.
3. Stir in a pot of natural yogurt to the cream mix.
4. Add some vanilla extract to taste.
5. Add the fruit and stir gently till each berry is covered.
6. Tip mixture into a nice bowl and sprinkle liberally with brown sugar.
7. Put in the fridge to chill for an hour or two, by which time the sugar will have melted.
8. Serve and eat, Delicious!
|Fruit covered in cream and yogurt mix|
|With the brown sugar sprinkled on top|
|A couple of hours later and it's ready to eat- all the sugar has liquified.|
Answers To The Quiz:
1. Elephant Hawk Moth
2. Common Blue
3. Small Blue
4. Light Emerald
5. Common White Wave
6. Clouded Border
7. Blood Vein
8. White Ermine
9. Buff Ermine
Have a great evening all,
I'm off for a run, and then some crisps and a Gin...