I am always glad when a crafty person shares their garden on their blog because I really just love a good nosey at other people's patches so I've decided to include more allotment stuff here. You can always just skip it: in fact, a question - do you read blogs, or just look at the pictures?! I find some blogs irresistible and read all the way through, and there are others which I just look at for the photos - usually bloggers with thousands of readers, so I doubt this admission would bother them.
Anyhow, back to the allotment. Thing 2 is a diligent helper so she and I went down and picked the remaining soft fruit.
Nobody but me actually likes blackcurrant jam very much so a few pots will be enough - I will have to find something else to do with them. If you have a favourite blackcurrant recipe suggestions would be very welcome.
The last strawberries, picked in the sun - I wish you could smell them.
These ones got made into Eton Mess, which was eaten so quickly that there is no photo evidence. Pictures of other people's dinners are really inspiring but it doesn't often occur to me to take a photo of ours!
We have still got rhubarb and apples to come, because I get the benefit of one side of a row of old apple trees - cookers and eaters - which separates my plot from the next. I've just been reading Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's book Booze and found out that you can make rhubarb vodka, so that's next on the list - I will let you know how it goes.
I don't want to sound too like Barbara out of The Good Life (I always liked Margot best) so I'd better point out that my most successful crop at the moment is actually weeds.