A quiet spot for lunch – and time to read up on all things Compost

Time to brush up on my composting knowledge - starting with The Garden Organic Book of Compost. I'm talking on all things Compost next month - and when I have my notes ready, I'll let you know! It's International Compost Awareness Week, the 5th -11th May after all...  

Damson Merryweather

OK, I have rotated the picture round from landscape to portrait, but I like the effect! Damson Merryweather blossom Merryweather is one of the most widely-planted and hardy damsons. The fruit is large by damson standards and Merryweather is in some ways more like a small plum. The fruit can be eaten fresh if left…