I’ve got a lovely thistle in the garden that’s blooming right now and bees love it.
Isn’t this much nicer than featureless paving stones and grass? It’s supporting the bee population too.
I’ve discovered another use for the bumper crop of plums we’ve got: plum crumble. This was delicious!
We’re also swimming in tomatoes so I’m going to give tomato ketchup a try. I think summer should be called the season of bottles and jars. We can buy whatever we want all year around these days but in the past preserving the summer bounty provided a source of food during the winter months. Perhaps if we still had to do this we’d be more careful about reducing food waste.