Purple Fingers

Purple fingers...

I find it impossible to walk past a bramble bush without picking some.

It’s that time of year again, with nature’s bounty waiting to be plucked from thorny bushes resulting in purple fingers. As you can see, I’ve already plundered a local hedgerow for some brambles to make jelly with. This weekend, I’ve also got to pick all the rowanberries in the front garden and the elderberries in the back. Plus I need to get hold of some haws, hips and sloes. I can see that I’ll be needing to invest in quite a few bags of preserving sugar.

I’ve also noticed quite a few apple trees while I’ve been out cycling on the local bridleways and byways. While I’m not a cider drinker, it’s tempting to have a crack at making some, or even just trying to bottle some of the juice. We’ll see…

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