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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
I am a day dreamer and romantic. I like to write stories and poetry, read a good book, and tend my garden. I live deep in the heart of the countryside and love being surrounded by all that nature has to offer. My camera and journal are never far from my side as I try to record each and every moment of what is important to me.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Raspberries Galore

As you can see from the picture, the blackbirds haven't demolished the raspberry crop.  I have already collected three punnets full since we got back yesterday.  My neighbours are going to be very happy as I distribute them around.  There are more than enough for everybody.  This year I let the raspberry runners develop instead of digging them out, which on reflection, was a mistake, as I don't really need that many plants and they don't seem to have suffered from lack of water - in fact, just the opposite.

One row of potatoes is just coming into flower but the rain we had last night has made everything flop over and they are shading out the nearby cabbage plants, which will hopefully pick up once the potatoes have been lifted.

Picked a bunch of sweetpeas which are a beautiful purple/pink combination and smell divine also picked a huge bunch of Sweet Williams - it is beginning to look like a florists shop at home at the moment.

1 comment:

  1. Raspberries are my favourites, and it looks like it's a good year for them!
    Soon be time to start lifting the first early potatoes.
    Lucky you as my sweetpeas still have a long way to go yet! Flighty xx