Under the mulberry bush

When I was little it was well known that babies came from under the mulberry bush.  It had a ring of truth today – there were two little boys under the mulberry bush over at the allotments.

My grandsons.

We were told to expect 32º Celcius today so when I took the boys over to the allotments I wanted a job for them out of the sun. Fortunately the mulberry bushes are fruiting so it was a no-brainer to give each of them a small bowl. (The bowl is to hold the ones that you don’t pop in your mouth.)

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One of our mulberry bushes

We broke for morning tea at ten o’clock. Always a social affair on a Wednesday morning when allotment holders and volunteers in the community garden get together to eat cake and drink tea.  There must be worse ways to spend a morning!

Happy gardening.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 06:11:30

    Sounds like the (hot) garden of Eden up there Jean and I bet your grandsons had a ball (and were well stained when you returned them home 😉 ). There are life lessons to be had in a garden that you simply don’t get anywhere else 🙂

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  2. Ruth (aka MrsW)
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 07:06:25

    Hi Jean! It has been such a long time since I visited the blogging world so I am catching up with some blogging friends 🙂 I was so happy to see you are still busy at your allotment 🙂 Your Grandsons would have been in heaven getting the job of ‘pick the berries’….one for the bowl, one for me….. the perfect life 🙂 I hope to get my blog back up and running now I am back home and getting back into the swing of things. Take care, until next time, Ruth xx (from Come Smell the Roses)

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  3. Life in the Wylde West
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 08:04:17

    I love this post but especially since I’m wondering if you know if a mulberry bush produces fruit in it’s first year. I can swear birds have planted a mulberry bush in my garden but no signs of fruit.

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  4. tootlepedal
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 08:40:23

    Much worse ways I should think.

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  5. MrsYub
    Oct 03, 2014 @ 07:47:03

    Mmmmm! You remind me of my Grandma’s mulberry tree!
    And how anxious Mum got about it, lol!
    I don’t have one…my yard is proving to small for many things! Never mind, gives me a chance to get creative 😉
    Thanks for a wonderful memory recall, Jean.

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