I cut the grass.
The apples blossomed
I trained this tree which is a pitmaston pineapple into an S shape so that it would blossom more. It is doing well this year, maybe because of all the rain. It has tiny yellow apples which taste - you guessed it -of pineapples. They mostly taste of apples so they are not strange, just a bit unusual.
There are Oregon Thornless blackberries growing over the arch. I am so glad they are thornless because they grow 16ft or so a year, and this weekend I was wrestling with the stems, trying to tie them in so that they didn't take over the world. In the background is an elder tree which I use to make elderberry syrup for colds. It's very effective and also strangely expensive for something made out of a hedgerow plant. If you buy it in the health food shop it costs about £8.00 for 120ml (or $12 for 4fl oz if you are in the USA). I generally make it by the wine bottle full - which are great for preserving since screw tops came in.