This was very nearly a great shot of a bee on collecting pollen from the blackberry bush. Instead I have caught the backside of said bee as it exits right of frame. The blackberry blossom looks lovely though.
When I took my allotment on in July 2005 it was like a patch of wasteland. It hadn't been worked for six years, was full of building debris, it was completely overgrown and the ground was as solid as a rock. On the plus side I inherited a lovely big blackberry bush and an established jostaberry bush. This is a cross between a blackcurrant and a gooseberry and tastes delicious. We're looking forward to jostaberry crumble (that's if the birds don't steal them first).
|Clockwise from top left Jostaberries, Crab Apples, Quince and Blackcurrants|
It's looking a wee bit parched at the moment so it's all hands to the pump to water the seedlings. I'm hoping for a really good downpour (sorry), before I develop muscles that a brickie would be proud of.