Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Nature's Calendar - an abundance of Sloes

this tree is absolutely laden with Sloes but they are too high and behind a tall bank of stinging nettles, shame really they would be lovely to pick and make jam or sloe gin


Lizzie said...

Lovely shot, Mary - you wouldn't guess they were up out of reach.
A friend makes sloe gin each year, for Christmas. She says they always wait til after the first frost, because otherwise they berries are bitter. But I don't know what they'll have done this year - it's the second week in November and not a sign of frost yet!

Sian said...

Our sloes this year have been hopeless! And we had been looking forward to trying out some sloe gin again! I see Lizzie says she hasn't had frost yet - we have.

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