Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Garden fruits

Its an early autumn this year and already the weather has turned colder.  But the summer has been a good one and the fruits are on the trees and ready about 3 weeks earlier than usual.
 
 
Worcester apples
These are very tasty with a champagne sparkle.  There were 17 apples on this small tree.

 
Hazel nuts.
 
 
 
Crab apples
 
Makes nice crab apple jelly but they are so sour you need to use a huge amount of sugar.

 
Berberis berries
 
These are for the blackbirds, when the weather gets that bit cooler.
 
 
Red grapes.
 
Well hopefully they will be.  They need a very long warm autumn to produce enough sugar to be sweet enough to eat.


Monday, August 18, 2014

..............to the beauty and toughness of the valleys.


 
 
They breed them tough in the valleys with an outside bath all year round.