Saturday, 13 August 2011

Plenty of Plums

Victoria    Damsons   Greengage
 The Plums in my garden are coming into their own just now.  The trees are heavily laden with ripening fruit, just begging to be harvested.  It has been a really good year for fruit so far, heaps better than last year, the trouble is - what to do with it all.  I prefer to eat Plums fresh from the tree, but even I couldn't possibly get through this lot.  A few of my neighbours will benefit, then there is plum jam to make, perhaps Damson Gin or Vodka, then I suppose I could stew a batch and freeze them.  But in the end I expect the wasps will have their fill and  spoil  a lot of them.  Nevertheless, it is a wonderful sight to see the branches dripping with goodness and signalling the beginning of autumn.


  1. Okay, now I'm officially envious! Plums, especially picked fresh from the tree, are my favourites. I live in hope that the 2nd year plum trees here will eventually fruit ... next year, perhaps?

  2. I'm not keen on them but I'll enjoy any I get from the plot plum if it ever fruits! Flighty xx


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