6 FEBRUARY 1942, Page 11

In the Garden

One of the most agreeable products of the garden that has been introduced to my palate since the war opened has come from the kitchen of a farmhouse. The flower garden as well as the orchard is involved. The fanner's wife flavours her less strongly-tasting jellies with the leaves of scented geraniums. The flavour is imparted solely by frequent stirring of the compound with the leaf. Apple jelly, often an insipid food, tastes by common consent like Turkish delight! It is worth remembering by those whose gardens are not big that many herbs, especially sage and bergamot, are an aesthetic addition to the herbaceous border. So is the globe artichoke, though of course it cannot thus be treated as a cardoon, which is a pleasant though infrequent form of vegetable-produce.