A rather fruity month! I’ve been interested for a long time in slightly unusual fruits and vegetables. Take damsons. They aren’t really unusual, but it’s very difficult to buy them in the shops. My two great-aunts, retired teachers, had a huge damson tree in their garden and every year my Auntie Elsie used to make damson jam, right on into her mid nineties. I developed a love of damsons, and have finally been able to plant a couple of damson trees, so I can now harvest my own damsons, remembering her.