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Lots of help picking raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants

Published on July 27, 2015, by in Diary, July, Through the year.

We’ve had a lot of help this weekend with berry picking.

First Jill and Keith very kindly brought in the latest batch of delicious raspberries. The harvest this summer has been amazing and we must have been eating them daily for the best part of a month now.

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The we had a visit from the helpers from the amazing Percy’s Country Hotel and Restaurant just up the road in Virginstowe in West Devon. The team spent an afternoon picking redcurrants and blackcurrants for chef Tina Bricknell-Webb to turn into delicious treats for her guests.

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When dad vs the hedge goes all wrong…

Published on July 19, 2015, by in Diary, July, Through the year.

It was time once again to set about the big hedge that runs across our Devon gardenĀ separating the top lawn from the vegetable area beyond. In truth, it would have been time several weeks ago as growth has been spectacular but there is always something else that needs doing at the weekend and we were worried about birds nesting and so on.

Anyway, this weekend the sun was out and I was determined to cut it down to size. It also meant I got to use my new petrol multi-tool with hedge cutter attachment and see if it was any good (the brush cutter had already been tested and done well).

All started well but at some stage, with confidence probably starting to get the better of me, I missteppedĀ on the ladder platform and, as the say, the rest is history…

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Still, I was not to be beaten and with a little help from Henry (yes, revenge for the photo), we licked it into some kind of shape by the end of the weekend.

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Now we’ve only got another five or six hedges to sort and everything will be looking properly trim.

 
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Cobwebs in the morning dew

Published on July 8, 2014, by in July, Through the year.

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July 2013 reference shots

A largely hot and dry July has taken a bit of a toll on our West Devon lawns but no one here is complaining…

 
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Beautiful colours down the garden path

Published on July 28, 2013, by in Diary, July, Through the year.

garden path www.midsummercottage.co.uk

 
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Homemade Midsummer Cottage blueberry ice cream and coulis

Published on July 28, 2013, by in July, Through the year.

We weren’t sure how this was going to turn out but it was an absolute winner…

blueberry ice cream www.midsummercottage.co.uk

 
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