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Photo article from the Welsh Hovel: wandering through my now cleansed olive grove and preparing for summer pudding

Tom Winnifrith
Monday 24 June 2024

The strawberries keep on coming but as you can see below we now have blackcurrants aplenty and the first raspberries, golden and red. It is almost time for summer pudding. Meanwhile I have been active in the top field where one day I hope to keep goats.

Pro tem I have planted mulberry, sweet chestnut and five edible olive trees smuggled in from my Greek house. But the grass, as you can see in the first picture, is tall and surrounding the trees. That first picture is at the end of the top field where it borders the graveyard and where I pick elderflower and blackberries.

Then there is a a photo looking behind me showing a path cleared back up to the new orchard I planted five years ago which now thrives. As of tonight that clearance has extended to the whole of the top of the field and both sides. Finally there is a photo of one of my five olives which has now survived two Welsh winters and a summer. And it is, as you can see, flourishing. Now that it has been liberated from a tall weed and grass surround I can give it special olive fertiliser pellets and additional water, although God supplies a good amount of that here by the River Dee.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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