August is generally a time of abundance in the UK as many of our fruit trees are laden with the most wonderful, nutrient packed fruits. We are lucky enough to have planted a tree about 5 years ago which has grown and is now producing more plums than we know what to do with! We are eating plums for breakfast, plums in smoothies, plums for pudding with cream, yogurt, ice cream, plum crumble; plums day and night. We plan to make plum jam and perhaps plum wine. We will enjoy them while they last and hopefully preserve enough so we can enjoy them through the winter.

Picking plums