In Elspeth first make and mend article (here), Elspeth was in the process of completing a fruitcage, using coppiced hazel from the garden, and 8 sturdy uprights from her neighbours’ trampoline net. Guess what? We have just received a message:

My fruitcage is finished! With the help of my friend Jill, we managed to do it before the pigeons, squirrels and magpies discovered the fresh buds on the currant bushes and cherry trees. Attached is a picture, complete with snowy white cherry blossom. I'm looking forward to our first cherries this year!

Elspeth

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