|Better For You Than M & M's|
|A tree-full of yellow plums or mirabelles|
We found small, slightly pointy, yellow plums (possibly mirabelles) – they looked a bit like pixie hats. We also found reddish orange plums, which were slightly rounder. There were also some green fruits and purple ones but these were still a week off being ripe.
|A Tree-full of Red Plums|
|You Little Beauties|
The easiest way to get the ripe plums off the tree is to shake them into a blanket, this way you only get the most ripe ones. There are bound to be a few that miss the blanket or fall on people’s heads, so it’s best to get children to hold it. It takes a while to train them to keep their arms out wide and straight but once you have achieved this, you can martial them into position and give the appropriate branch a good old Heave Ho!
|The Good, Old-Fashioned, Blanket Method|
|A Few Kilos of Colourful Fruit|