You can tell I'm on new blogger for this post, 1 photo centered and then the next won't centre, but at least it's easier to either justify or centre the writing than a few weeks ago.
Plums are ripening BUT the plum-moth trap didn't work - so another year of not biting before cutting open and if it isn't maggots from the moth then it's damage by the wasps. Such a good crop too. All of the above had maggots and their dropping inside - ugh - all looking much worse than the one I'd cut open first
There are even more Damsons than plums - but they are too sharp to eat straight off the tree. I've put two bags full in the freezer. One lot are for Damson Gin for the Christmas Hampers and the other lot for Damson jelly. It's impossible to get the stones out of them so I thought jelly would be easier to make. I ran a sharp knife round the damsons to slit the skins before freezing them so when cooked they should break down more easily.
Many bits of the country, including here in Suffolk are forecast to have a VERY hot day. I think I'll be keeping cool indoors. Must be getting old as I used to love sitting out in the sun!