This PYO farm is near Glasgow Airport. A few years ago, before I had an allotment plot. I had taken my nephews here and we picked loads of strawberries to eat with cream. I am pleased to say that both my nephews actually stated it being one of their favourite and most enjoyable days out. This time between D and myself, we managed to pick just under 2kg of fat, ripe and juicy strawberries.
I also wanted some vegetables and the farms broccoli was not ready yet. D suggested instead of us going to the farmers market, we venture a little further to Geilston Gardens. The last time we went there was for the Easter weekend. D remembered that they were due to begin selling some fruit and vegetables from their walled garden to the public. Geilston Garden does not actually have a shop, the volunteers display whats been harvested on the day, as well as plants on an open stall with the prices listed. You take what you want and put the coins or notes into the 'Honesty box'.
While we were there, we took a walk around the gardens. I came across a rose bush that was covered with bees. The bees were really lively, so it was difficult to capture them on camera, unlike those I've pictured in the past looking rather sleepy. Not only were these particular bees lively, if you CLICK on the image, you will see that the bee seems to be carrying a yellow sack on its side. I am sure its obvious what this is, but I don't want to assume, so would like someone to confirm it. So if any one of you wonderful and far more knowledgeable readers know what this actually is, please dolet me know. I would really appreciate it. This was not the only bee carrying these yellow sacks, pretty much all of them were. Bizzy workers.
I wanted to see the walled vegetable garden as the last time we visited nothing was planted. What a difference a couple of months make.
As well as comparing notes, I also took interest in the vegetables that were not growing on my little patch such as these green courgettes.
and reddy spinach.