Spring into summer

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Dressed for a Victorian outing at Blists Hill, May 20th

A few shots documenting our slow progress into full summer – now that it’s arrived, it’s looking like payback for last summer’s washout. Wimbledon finals weekend shows temperatures in the 80s (F) – American-style heat!

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The allotment on June 1st – well behind its usual point this time of year, due to the cold spring

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Pastel shades – tie-dye, nails, foxgloves

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A gift of sweet peas from John Carrier, master grower – June 22nd

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First salad

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White roses out under the apple tree

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Early artichoke – July 6th

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The strawberry tide begins (with spinach and chard)

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July 8th, after a weekend of heat

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Morello cherries on the ripe

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A field labourer picks berries

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Red, white & green – berries, cherries, lettuce and new potatoes

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