August in the Orchard

The earlicheer are flowering beneath the fruit trees and the daffodils are pushing their way through – in another month the orchard will be pretty as a picture! Copper spraying time is here for those of you that had either blackspot on apples or leaf curl, brown rot or bladder plum on stonefruits. (Only spray […]

Treats from the Solar Drier

The solar drier is never empty – we’re making the most of this hot weather. It’s fun having a play with different fruits – like orange and strawberry. What a revelation dried strawbs are! I have lots of little jars full of my own grown, own dried fruits to choose from for snacks and mueslis. […]