Tag Archives: damsons

Six on Saturday – Gutted and glutted

08/08/2020 The mercury in our greenhouse thermometer is practically bursting out of its tube! It’s hot, it’s clammy and it’s Six on Saturday time again, so I am joining The Propagator with six gardening vignettes to share for his weekly … Continue reading

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Foraged blossom, stone fruit syrup and sticky date cake

I love this time of year, when the hedgerows around about become billowing white clouds of stone fruit blossom: Damsons, gages, bullace, wild plums and sloes. It is very transient, but beautiful. A while ago I wrote a post sharing … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Blossom and Polyanthus

Well, with all the jam trees (old Chivers damson trees) in the garden bursting into flower over the last few days I couldn’t resist cutting a few branches to bring inside. I noticed the first blossoms opening when I went … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday :- Words for snow

Our little sliver of an old Chivers orchard has erupted into a blizzard of white:

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Nature’s surprises

This week I started to hear strange noises from the underside of my car. We were on the slow morning crawl into town when we started to hear odd metal pinging sounds beneath us, like rivets snapping, then something like … Continue reading

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