After a dry spring, and the crazy haze resulting from Canadian wildfires, summer has brought rain, sun and elderflowers. More of our plantings reach maturity this summer, and the flower displays have been beautiful.
We’ve been harvesting some of the flowers for our elderflower syrup, but we’ve left plenty to make berries and of course, be enjoyed by the insects.
I love walking among the flowers and breathing in their warm fragrance. But already the petals of pollinated flowers are dropping away and small berries are beginning to form. Keep your fingers crossed that the next month continues with brilliant sun and regular gentle rains. I’ll take about 1 inch each week. That’s not too much to ask, is it?
Here’s hoping you too are enjoying perfect conditions.