The Great Gatsby: "He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete."
french gray-farrow ball Credit: Sophia Evans/Sophia Evans The fence and planters are painted (French Gray, by Farrow & Ball) to pick up the colour of the kitchen. Adding trellis to the top of the fence gives the garden extra privacy and growing space without loss of light.
Little wonder that the Oxfordshire garden of art dealer, writer and broadcaster Philip Mould, should be so appealing. Mould has had a life-long passion for plants and his 18-acre garden, a combination of wild meadowland and expertly-tended-to formal beds, demonstrates this love of horticulture.
Blackcurrant pavlova - pink dye in meringue, topped in sweetened cream and blackcurrants. BC - 200 grams of blackcurrants, Juice of 1 lemon, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 tsp corn-starch - Wash and de-stalk currants, put into pan, add l.juice, boil for one min, add sugar mix til sugar is dissolved. Heat briefly, add corn starch mixed with few tablespoons of cold water. Bring to a boil and set aside. Fruits should be in syrup. If necessary, add a little more flour or water.