The Primula was bought from a local supermarket last year. This is strange for me as I'm not really a fan of supermarket buys or Primula's per se but I'm quite happy that I did make this buy. Firstly, this plant cost peanuts. Probably only around £1.50. I have since propagated this plant several times in just one year. Secondly, from the original plant I have probably made five or six. Some have been given to friends but I have managed to hang on to two. As the picture demonstrates this plant is gorgeous and makes such a contrast to the recent abundance of yellow in the garden. It appears that the blues and purples are starting to appear. My Corydalis flexuosa 'Pere David', Myosotis sylvatica and Pulmonaria officinalis are all helping to transform my garden into a purple wonder. Im just waiting for the oranges, whites and pinks to appear!
My other highlight was making Welsh cakes with the bakestone that my Nan (grandmother) gave me. This bakestone was custom made for my Nan by a family friend. As she now suffers with arthritis the seriously heavy cast iron stone has been handed down to me. I absolutely love this bakestone to bits! I have been hoping to get one for a while as they make amazing Welsh cakes and when my Nan offered me hers I snapped up the opportunity.
So, the first batch has been made and many more will follow. For those of you who have never tried Welsh cakes, and I'm sure there are loads of you out there thinking "What are Welsh cakes?", you really should try making them. One day I hope to hand the bakestone to the next generation and maybe start a new family tradition.
Lets hope someone comes along who will cherish it as much as I do!