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My Victoria plum tree has been groaning under the weight of a massive crop this year – so much so that the branches have had to be propped all summer.

Having left it extremely late to pick them, I had to do battle with the wasps that had moved in big time.  A couple of stings on the backside later  and I’ve a freezer full once more.  Sometime in the middle of November, the offspring  start begging me to ”drop the plum crumble habit” – but for now, they’re enjoying it.   Apples next…………….aww Mum!

2 replies
  1. Jane Nicol
    Jane Nicol says:

    Spent all saturday before hurricane katia carried all she could away, picking plums with help of three hug over from yet another 21st girls…been so bloody cold up here no wasps but fingers look as though been dipped in fake tan a few bruises from tree climbing…what would mother say. Stewed plums, yoghurt and honey for breakfast. Also advise making plum gin as well as sloe with Edinburgh Gin preferably but i would say thats Hoping the rest will stay on trees till beginning of oct when get back from hols. Passed end of your road again last tuesday night heading from london to home thought about you all hope all well with you all. Down to Bham in Nov so will be in touch see if can tempt you out for a glass of vino, sorry to be so bad at a staying in touch think web site fab but took me this long to say so

  2. Jane Harries
    Jane Harries says:

    Hello Penny – nice to meet you this morning at Charlotte’s. I loved the cherries and these plums! Hope to see your studios or the Radstone exhibition.

    By the way, are your studios open Fri and Sat or Sat and Sun?

    Jane (Harries)


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