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In praise of hedgerow

sloe (blackthorn fruit)

The sloe gin (traditional method) is quietly making itself in kilner jars in the cupboard, the wild plum chutney is maturing in sterilised jars, the golden bullace jam is tucked away to remove temptation and only a small sample of blackberry jam has been demolished….so far!  The Fromus Reserve hedgerows provide an abundance of beautiful nutrient dense berries for the wildlife and humans alike.  If you’re lucky there will be some produce left at the Greener Sax winter fair!

For now, content yourself with reading Laurie Forysth’s account of his most recent trip to the Fromus meadows, where the red poll grazed and he was enchanted by the birdlife.  It’s all there in the seasonal diary.

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