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Plums


Having missed the window last year, we are keen to get some fruit trees plants this autumn – but it’s not as easy as we thought it would be. The difficulty is partly, mostly our own fault of course. We could buy misc off-the-shelf trees from a garden centre but since we’ve only really got [...]

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With the last of the plums from the wild tree next to our house, I made a delicious spicy plum and chilli chutney. The plums are slightly smaller than cultivated ones but highly flavoured – both sweet & tart at the same time. Yum! My Spicy Marrow Chutney recipe uses flavours inspired by the Indian [...]

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Over the last week or so, we’ve slowly been watching the mystery fruit (on the mystery fruit tree outside our kitchen window) turn from green to deep red. We had no idea that the tree was a fruiting one until green baubles started appearing earlier in the summer and still aren’t quite sure what the [...]

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