Our garden, despite being somewhat neglected by yours truly this year, is doing well. The fruit is beginning to ripen. We have:
Damsons! Not a damson to speak of in 2010, but 2011 is going to be a bumper year. Any ideas for what I can do with this lot will be very welcome. I’m thinking damson jam, damson cheese if I’m feeling really edgy, but after that I’m stuck…
Blueberries! Our soil in this part of North Yorkshire is very, very alkaline. Blueberries are supposed to prefer acidic soil. But our little blueberry bush, despite not growing very much, manages to put out a decent crop every year. I just have to get to the berries before the birds do.
Blackberries! I’ve written about our brambles before. When we moved here, the lawn didn’t have any grass and was instead overrun with waist-high brambles. Brambles are tough buggers to get rid off, but we managed to uproot and cut ours back to the furthest corners of the garden. We still have to work to keep them in check, but they produce lots of delicious blackberries every year, so who am I to complain?