IT KEEPS GIVING

Each time I go down to the allotment, or the farm as I call it, I spend quite a bit of time harvesting. It was the strawberries to start with, then the raspberries and now redcurrants. And in between I picked the first greenhouse cucumber.

I have made loads of jam – strawberry, raspberry and mixed jam with the two fruits. Today was the turn of redcurrant jam, and the result is great. I’m happy with that and the amount I picked yesterday was just a fraction of what is there! I think the rest will have to be frozen.

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There will be more cucumbers, one of the water melons is there, only as big as a gooseberry – it has got to start somewhere!

NATURE IS CONFUSED

I know I have autumn fruiting raspberries but this late? I don’t mind but….

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Not only the fruit but flowers too. My clematis flowered during the summer and I thought that it had finished for this year – not so.

I’m delighted as it gives me a splash of colour.