Sunday, 23 October 2016


Apples harvested Saturday 22 October
Washed, pulped, juiced & pasteurised  at the Random Apple Co. Sunday 23 October
Result: 31 three-quarter litre bottles of apple juice

The fruit theme will continue in November as we plant 10 orchard trees

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Plum Production Line

What to do with a small share of about 20kg of Victoria plums...

Jeff and Tom competed with the wasps for this evenings harvest

Monday, 8 August 2016

August Garden and Fruits of the Garden

The garden looking good

A bumper year for fruits

L - blackcurrant jelly with strawberries
Middle - redcurrant jelly
R - whitecurrant 'jamelly'  (put through a sieve rather than a jelly bag to remove pips) 
topped with redcurrant jelly

Saturday, 23 July 2016

High Summer in the Garden

Fruit cage by the east wall

A heavy crop of red and white currants
Seed heads of bolted leeks left for pollinators
Faded poppies

Friday, 8 July 2016

Saturday, 2 July 2016


Our first red poppy of the year came into flower
100 years and 1 day after the start of the Battle of the Somme

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Taming the Wilderness

In the garden during the past few days have been Bridget, Catherine, Fiona, Jeff, Sue and Tom

What for the wilderness beyond the veg beds?
A walk through fruit trees, a pond....

A yellow iris was hidden amongst the nettles and rosebay willow herb