Stunning Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus collectionOur Streptocarpus collection happily spends the summer in the fern house where the shade and my neglectful watering rather suits them.  Vast numbers of dead heads have to be removed but otherwise they are very undemanding and flower all summer.

Summer fruit pruningWe have been giving all our fruit trees their summer pruning to help the fruits to ripen and keep the trained shapes in trim.  This week we’re harvesting peaches and apricots. Yum.  The blackcurrants this year have been fantastic and my new ice cream maker has been put to good use.