Sue Osbourne, from Pinks Farm, Henley-in-Arden has never regretted giving up quails eggs to produce fruit syrups from the damson trees
on her smallholding.
The house is set back in its land, allowing views to be enjoyed across its generous gardens which are well landscaped and include a number of hard and soft woods as well as cherry, pear, apple, plum and damson trees
Beautiful sloping lawns lead down to the stream, over which a little footbridge takes you across to the orchard with its old apple trees, orange blossom and damson trees
, from which Jill makes damson jam.
A rear, lawned garden is divided by a heavy rose trellis and well-stocked cottage garden plant border, overhung by a a mature walnut tree and adjoining orchard of apple, pear, plum and damson trees
, beyond which lies a caged vegetable garden, duck pen with pond and chicken run.
When he and his late wife first moved in, the garden was just flat grass with lots of damson trees
, brambles and briars.