A Time to plant and a time to uproot

As we trudged back from our blackberry picking yesterday my daughter said ‘ that was the best walk ever…’ Admittedly, we did stop at the pub halfway round and we came home full of blackberries and with stained bright purple fingers! There is half a pot of berries stewing on the stove as I writeContinue reading “A Time to plant and a time to uproot”

Plant Profile: Jostaberry, Black Lace Elder

As the days finally become colder it’s worth taking stock of spaces in the garden or replacing small fruit shrubs that are no longer productive.  Every year I look at my fruit bushes at the end of the season, prune them, make a note of ones to be replaced and then curse myself the followingContinue reading “Plant Profile: Jostaberry, Black Lace Elder”