June is half way through the year. Where has the time gone??
Wheat and barley crops in the fields are lush and green, rippling and swaying in the wind.
The beginning of June is the main time to plant out tubs and hanging baskets and it’s generally accepted that after 1st June, there won’t be another spring frost. Night time temperatures do sometimes dip fairly low however.
I always find it a bit depressing when we get to the longest day and realise that the days will become shorter again. It seems like summer has only just begun and it’s ending already.
June has long daylight hours, the weather is (usually) warm and it’s salad season. Barbecues are fired up if the weather is good and the aromas of charcoal and roasting meat waft into my garden.
Scottish strawberries and asparagus are in full swing now, with gooseberries and elderflowers also featuring. Imported stone fruits are also in the shops with tart apricots, peaches and nectarines being a favourite.
Here’s what I have been making in June…