Sunday, 31 March 2019

German House Plum

We have one German House Plum "Haus-zwetsche", in our orchard, it didn't have an easy start in life but is now recovering well. This is the first year it has blossomed.  It is supposed to be a quite dry fruit and commonly used for baking. Dreaming of cakes to come....

Prunus domestica 'Haus-Zwetsche'

Lazy Sunday....

What could be better on a lazy Sunday, a trip to the Spa and a naught nibble. Never mind the waistline...!!

Saturday, 30 March 2019


The Damson tree is rapidly covering in blossom, and now this morning it is the turn of Greengage...

Friday, 29 March 2019

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Old and New

A shorts walk up the field to the Burn at this time of year reveals the remnants of last year's plants, and the new season's just coming into flower.

Self-heal Seed Head

Lesser Celandine

Wednesday, 27 March 2019


The weather is so mild at the moment, and the Damson tree is taking full advantage.  The tree is laden with beautiful blossom. The Greengage on the other side of the path is not too far behind...

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Monday, 18 March 2019

Damson Blossom

After a winter so far consisting or really quite unusual weather, the first Damson blossom is bursting in the orchard.  Fingers crossed that the mild conditions will continue and that we are spared the frosts that will damage the crop....

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Barren Strawberry

A beautiful little Potentilla sterilis, Barren Strawberry on the banks above our Burn this morning, before the rain arrived.....