Category Archives: fruit

Stripping the Willow …

Actually I mean apple tree, but what does honesty mean in the UK these days?! OK, putting the election to one side, here are some cute photos of the non-stop activity/glut fest occurring in our John Downie crab apple tree … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 4: The Wild Service Tree and making connections

In celebration of … continuously learning new things. I’ve been working at Wimpole Hall for about 10 years now and I would say that I am familiar with most of the trees growing there, so it was with some surprise … Continue reading

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Late, late season plums … those would be bullaces

I’ve recently discovered that the fruit tree opposite the gardeners’ bothy at Wimpole is not just an oddly prolific, especially late-season plum, but is actually a Bullace. I’d never heard of them before! Both physically and in taste, bullaces lie … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Apple Time

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Six on Saturday – Ripe for the picking

21/09/2019 Well, what a glorious week that was! But it’s been cold in the mornings. The car said 4.5 deg C on Tuesday morning and the heating came on unexpectedly on Monday morning (since I hadn’t bothered to turn the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – The vagaries of mail order and spring weather

27/04/2019 Wooh, one day shorts, the next duffle coats! And this wind today looks to be pretty much the end for all that lovely snowy blossom bedecking the apple, pear and cherry trees in the garden. Plants are certainly having … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Good Bones

 

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