Monthly Archives: June 2018

Summer in a Jar

New season strawberries all ready.

Grown and picked at Springdale, our strawberries have been made into fruity jam

Fresh strawberries from the field

220g jars

350g jars

Springdale Strawberry Jam

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Summer flowers

Brachyglottis ‘Sunshine’

This plant comes from the daisy family and has beautiful silver-green leaves and yellow flowers in summer.

This small shrub can grow up to 3-5 feet tall, it prefers full sun and moist but well-drained soil.

It reminds me of the house where we lived as children where it grew well in our garden in Harborne.

At Springdale it grows in a lovely sunny spot, well drained and beside the drive.

Jazzy Potatoes

First potatoes of the year

Planted in April in raised beds in the polytunnel.

May 10th – growing well

Time for digging up

June 10th 2018

Jazzy Potatoes

Washed potatoes ready for the pot

Cooked and ready to eat

A delicious potato – one to remember – Jazzy

This is a new trial for Springdale. It has grown really well in the Polytunnel and is a tasty and strong growing potato which produces lots of evenly sized small waxy potatoes.

The cream coloured skin is very thin and needs no peeling, in fact it can be rubbed off with fingers.

This potato is a second early and has an absolutely delicious ‘melt in the mouth’ flavour.

Cakes for The Coffee House, Lydney

Springdale Produce now supply cakes to the Coffee House in Bathurst Park in Lydney

Moist Fruit Cake – with crushed pineapple

Caribbean Cake – flavoured with coconut and dotted with chocolate

 

Almond slices – tray bake with almond flavours and a layer of homemade jam through the centre

 

Blueberry Muffins

Carrot cake – a moist spicy cake with orange flavour frosting