Dear Readers,

Spring is finally here and following some sunny days, the apple has started to blossom whilst the pear blossom has given way to the swelling fruitlets which will eventually be pears.

We’re hoping for a good crop of both pear and apples this year to make cider, a-sort-of-perry, chutney and dried slices of fruit for snacks.

On the ground, the raspberries are budding and their leaves are pushing through with the clement weather we have been having and all of the beds are flourishing weeds as well as the veggies!