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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Surprise at the End of the Garden and Diary Update.

Look what I spotted in the hedge at the end of the garden.........and still there after the storms.
Not apples, too big for cherries so I think Mirabelle cherry-plums. It's a big tree in among other trees that are in a wide hedge bit between our garden, next door's garden and the field. Of course most of the fruit are way out of reach and are bound to get nicked by birds! But we might get one or two.

We've had an in and out sort of week, hospital, shopping, library van,visiting and voting (what a fun result!) Also went and picked lots of Strawberries from Col's Brother and Dad's house. Brother is now diabetic so has to limit fruit and this years crop is huge. Now there are 4lb in the freezer ready for jam making later in the year when I will add a couple of our cooking apples to help it set.
Friends visited too which is always good.
Not sure what's happening this weekend, hope the weather picks up a bit, although there is the French Open tennis finals to watch. I've been catching bits of the tournament between painting the kitchen in week one and rushing in and out in week two.
Of course I can also make a start on reading the 17 library books.

Welcome to lots of new followers and thank you for comments on recent posts

Back Monday I guess.
Sue


16 comments:

  1. A very nice surprise. Lots of delicious strawberries for jam making too. It a rotten wet day here and it doesn't look like it will brighten any time soon. I have no excuses to not get on with the ironing now.
    I hope both you and Col are OK and you have a restful weekend. X

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    1. We have a sunny Saturday - lovely although a bit blowy for sitting out.

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  2. We're off to our library this morning, a couple of books I ordered are there waiting for me. Yes our new garden is rather long, but it will keep us busy for a couple of years at least.. we live in W. Ho An older road all the houses are Victorian so I expect you'll know it. Well done you decorating, when we're sorted, that is unpack the rest of the boxes upstairs, we will have a firm in, we hate decorating! Prayers for Colin.

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    1. Oh right, yes I know where you are, a nice quiet bit of town, not too much passing traffic and handy for everything.

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  3. Stupid me....I thought they were lemons...lol.
    You're keeping very busy and I am looking forward to getting back to my busyness after such a horrible month-x-

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  4. Strawberries! How lovely. I don't have a lot of luck growing them. I was going to try in pots but this year seems to have rushed by. Nice tree - hope you can get one or two.

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    1. I hope we can grow some more here next year. We just have a few in pots but being new and late planted they only had one or two berries

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  5. How lucky are you to get 4lb strawberries. I have a good crop to but they're ripening a little haphazardly!

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    1. We had another 4lb today - glad we moved close enough to get them!

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  6. Strawberries are wonderful this year aren't they? I have been buying Scottish ones day after day.

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    1. So glad we moved closer to Col's brother! We had more strawberries from him today - lovely.

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  7. I keep looking on the web page of our local (20 miles!) pick your own farm and it still says nothing ready yet so you are lucky to have 4lbs of strawberries already tucked away in your freezer. xx

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  8. hmmmm - I don't think we have these type of plums here in Australia.

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