It’s been a very warm and dry June this year and everything in the garden is growing away madly. We have had our first new potatoes “Belle de Fontenay”, though I’d like them a little larger, so I’ll wait a couple of weeks longer before digging any more.
The strawberries have had a fantastic season, and we have had strawberries to eat every day for most of this month and I’ve made about ten jars of jam.
The red and black currants are now nearly over, but the blueberries are just ripening, so we will still have some soft fruit. We made red currant cordial with some of the currants which is excellent in water and lovely in prosecco or cremant.
In the vegetable garden the rocombales are setting nicely and the jerusalem artichokes are appreciating being moved into a sunnier spot.
Lots of flowers at the moment though the stars are the Foxglove “Alba”.