Location

Lat, Lng:  
You can copy the above to your favourite mapping app.
Address:  unknown

 View on map

See also...

L'instant magique L'instant magique


Tolerance Tolerance


The British Coast The British Coast


La Nature La Nature


Cornwall Cornwall


300-400 Views 300-400 Views


25+ Faves 25+ Faves


Blue! Blue!


Nature Nature


See more...

Keywords

granite
sloes
Cornwall
Zennor Coast


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

307 visits

Sloes on granite!

Sloes on granite!
They seem to like the acidic soil and the salty air here on the clifftops near Zennor!
They were also ripe a full 6 weeks earlier than in the hedgerows of inland Cornwall. They went into my Mum's sloe gin of course, having waited a while in the freezer (and none the worse for that) for their inland cousins to join them!.

Gudrun, Jim Kerslake, Doug Shepherd, Nouchetdu38 and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo


36 comments - The latest ones
 Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna club
Sloe gin! What a great idea!!! :-)
Fantastic image Andy. Have a good week ahead.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Leon_Vienna club
Thank you, Leon.
A famous drink and if you haven't tried it, you are in for a treat!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Erhard!
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful colourful shot, and no I don't drink, not even Sloe gin ;-))
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to John Cass club
Thanks John! Well, I used to make it in England but I can't find the sloes here. They do have a similar looking wild plum but it lacks the acidity that is required and the resulting sloe gin is flabby, whereas a bracing tartness, combined with the sweetness, is desirable. Sorry; obviously a lecture to the wrong man! :o)
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Amazing how they grow according to the conditions, in more salted areas they would be 12 feet tall
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Peter Castell club
Ha Ha Ha, you may well be right, Peter!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Angelika,
Helena,
Many thanks to you both!
2 years ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
Ahh *** Die Beeren des Schwarzdorns sind ein uraltes Nahrungs- und Heilmittel.
Bei Ausgrabungen frühzeitlicher Siedlungen fanden sich getrocknete Schlehenfrüchte und Kerne und auch Ötzi trug Schlehen bei sich.
Heutige Zwetschgen, Mirabellen und Pflaumen sind Züchtungen aus dem ursprünglichen Schlehdorn.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to aNNa schramm club
I remember reading about Otzi's diet!
There are many varieties of plum derived from the blackthorn / sloe. I posted a shot from my brother's garden of a bullace, one of my favourite (semi) wild plums. I will add it here if I can find it!
Here it is:
www.ipernity.com/doc/2247598/45553856/in/album/935408
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Beautiful capture!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
2 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Interesting berries. I have never heard of them before.
2 years ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
magnifiques couleurs , pour ce Prunus spinosa !! il est très rampant chez toi
Ici ce sont de grands buissons
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
aNNa,
William,
Eunice,
neira,
Thank you all! Please see my reply to aNNa.
2 years ago.
 Louisa Heylen
Louisa Heylen
I have to find out what fruit it was Andy, and now I have understood your description, beautiful place where it grows, there get optimal opportunity with the many sun to make the best food.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Louisa Heylen
I used to collect the fruit in farmland around London. It really does grow everywhere in the UK, Louisa!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Ulrich,
Bernd,
Annemarie,
Louisa,
Thank you all!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Hans!
2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
They look beautiful plump ones. Last week I met up with old walking friends, everyone drinking sloe gin except me (I was driving). They had different bottles made in different years and had a merry old time sampling them. I was a bit envious but when we were leaving I was given the fairly substantial remains of a bottle. It's a drink that has happy memories as it accompanied us on many a winter walk.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jean club
I made it every year, learnt it from my Mum ages ago. Yes it does keep seemingly for ever. Some years I made enormous batches that kept me going (and, yes - on winter walks too!) for a few years but I so enjoyed making it that I reduced the quantities so that I HAD to make a fresh batch every year!
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Sloe gin...............yes please..!!

A spiffing shot Andy.............the colour of the fruit and the green leaves is a really attractive combination.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Keith Burton club
My two specials were quince jelly (and sometimes jam) - quinces from my garden, and sloe gin. Both relatively easy to make and satisfying to do! The odd year when I didn't do one or the other (normally I did both) was met with profound disappointment by my regular takers!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Philippe,
cammino,
Jean,
Keith,
Thank you all!
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Gorgeous colours Andy and a marvellous use!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Ron L,
Rosa,
Thank you both!
2 years ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Sehr schöne Farbkombination!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Berny,
Ian,
Wilhelm,
Many thanks!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Nouchet!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Doug!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful colours.
25+ Faves
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Jim Kerslake
Jim Kerslake club
Mmmm - what month should I be looking out for these, Andy?
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jim Kerslake club
October, November Jim but you can't eat them raw - bitter as hell!
2 years ago.
 Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
What a beautiful picture ! I'll forget about your Mum's sloe gin, but will be waiting on the arrival of a good-sized jar of "Sloe Chutney"
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Marvin Matthews
Well never mind! Sloe gin tastes wonderful and has no taste of gin in it whatsoever! So people who don't like gin (and there are many of us), love this stuff!
But I guess your objections spring from another direction!
I haven't heard of sloes being used for anything else; neither jam, nor chutney, nor jelly, nor ... nor ...
Nope! Sloe gin it is! And it's enough!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Gudrun!
2 years ago.

Sign-in to write a comment.