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The roses have had a bit of a battering with all the rain but everything is looking very green.
Garden, Upcott Farmben
Elderflower cordial
30 elderflower heads 1 litre water 1kg sugar 2 lemons 30g citric acid Shake any bugs off the flowerheads and place in a large pot. Boil the water with the sugar and citric acid until dissolved then cool slightly and pour over the elderflowers and lemon. Leave to infuse for 3-4 days in the fridge. Strain through a cheesecloth and decant into bottles.
The frosts have gone and on Friday the grass was cut for the first time. Today the pruning of the fruit trees is being finished off before it gets too warm.
Garden, Upcott Farmben
Rosemoor Gardens
RHS Rosemoor just outside Great Torrington is a 40 minute drive away but worth a visit at this time of the year. Bulbs are popping up everywhere and it's starting to feel like spring.
Days Out, Gardenben
Splitting logs
With two woodburners in the house and two more being installed in the Calfshed and the Lambshed we have a lot of logs to split.
Garden, Upcott Farmben