I’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”
The damson is the first fruit tree to flower in my garden. This year the blossom is late. Today I spotted a haze of white froth against the clear blue sky. You’ll see them in the hedgerows now. It’s worth inspecting the twiggy trees closely to see the tiny beautiful flowers and all the beneficial insects they attract.