Category Archives: fruit

Six on Saturday: Fruitful

After flowering non-stop since June, and still sporting an odd bloom, climbing rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ is now covered in hips, creating a striking silhouette even against today’s grey sky. Such an undemanding rose, it is never deadheaded and will be … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: First Appleblossom

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The Eyes Have It: Six Spots, Patches and Circles on Saturday

Having finally given the Golfer permission to pick the rest of the apples, it now fell to me to Do Something with them – one of the less enjoyable seasonal tasks as we have never had anything other than a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Promise

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Six on Saturday: at the Bottom of the Garden

Most of today’s Six are at the bottom of the garden, the ‘working end’ with the greenhouse, cutting beds and fruit cage, so in the absence of a theme or better title we have the unimaginative one above. I feel … Continue reading

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Fresh and Furtive

After a wet morning, it turned into a bit of a blustery afternoon and, having missed a day of deadheading roses, the breeze seemed to do the job for me, removing both petals and, in some cases, complete heads. The … Continue reading

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Just a Spadeful of Topsoil Helps a Project Along…

It must be a number of weeks since I mentioned the numerous projects that had suggested themselves since the summer and which have been ongoing ever since, in between other commitments. The last week or so has brought them close … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Like Baubles on a Christmas Tree

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A Medlar Experiment – and a Surprise!

I can assure you that the surprise was NOT that bletted medlars are the most delicious fruit I have ever tasted… However, I have now tasted (and when I say tasted I mean tentatively tried the teeniest bit on the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: 94 Crab Apples

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