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Plum season!

Here are our fabulous wild bullace plums, ripe and ready for eating.

Plums make great jam and crumbles, but they're even better eaten straight from the tree.

This fruit tree isn't grafted - it was a sucker which grew from an acquaintance's hedgerow about 10 years ago.

So all the suckers growing up around this plum tree- there are about two dozen at the moment- will grow into new trees with exactly the same sorts of plums on them.

The new Duesbury Green Spaces Group will hopefully be planting some of these in the local nature reserve we're helping manage in the winter- and there will be some trees left over to donate to Trees for Derby too: Lots of plums for everyone in years to come!

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