Bramley’s Seedling October

bramley-thumbnailWhen we moved here we tried to help our children settle in by planting fruit trees. They chose the trees and planted them. Someone told us that children feel at home if they are involved with the garden. So now, thanks to them we have a mini orchard. We have cherries, damsons and apples.

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How to make Damson Gin

damsons for damson ginI’ve just made my first batch of Damson Gin for 2013. I’ve had to buy in damsons this year. My damson trees were covered with blossom in spring but each tree only produced a few fruit which I’ve left for the birds. I spoke to a local farmer about it and he said ” Aye that’ll be reet. It’s all or nowt with damsons”

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