Having finished mowing, today was the day for lifting our very first new potatoes or, to see if there were any there at all!. These Arran Pilots were planted nearly a month late due to a freezing cold and wet spring. The first root yielded just enough for us both to enjoy for dinner and \I promise: they were truly delicious!
On the way back to the house, I just HAD to stop and admire these lilies (Lilium regale) which are just at their very best exuding their magnificent perfume! They were first introduced from China in 1903 and grown by both my father and grandfather. I think we have the great plant collector: Ernest Wilson to thank for these.