The cockatoos have effectively dealt with any potential fruit fly risk this year – not a fruit or nut remains in our orchard. Back on my parent’s farm they’ve won the battle with nets, better pruning and an outside radio that plays cricket (apparently the birds can’t stand the rhythm, pace and sudden volume shifts). This is just to say we have all eaten the plums that came from my mother – little firm purple green bloom and so sweet! The bowl is Katrina Kell’s “Cosmic Fruit Bowl”. A most treasured wedding present.