Tag Archives: quince

warmth at last

The quince tree is appreciating the extra light afforded by the tree felling early in the year, with a more symmetrical form and healthy blossom which I hope will not be blighted by frost as they were last year. Grown … Continue reading

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Biodynamics and Hope

Having applied a biodynamic horn manure preparation to the soil some weeks ago, I now imagine a sparkling invisible web of life enlivening the huerto… “Spring drew on, and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested … Continue reading

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sunday best

The allotment judges will be doing their rounds soon so I assuaged my post-referendum bleakness with a weekend of tidying. It’s not so much a desire to ‘win’ – more a sense of wanting my beloved huerto to be looking … Continue reading

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quince and tomatoes

Rich autumnal harvest now. Mostly tomatoes (variety Crimson Blush which is indeed – praise be! – blight resistant) and kilos and kilos of quince. Last year the little tree produced just a few treasured fruit; this year, its fourth since … Continue reading

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autumnal bounty

This year’s extended fruiting season has been an unexpected pleasure, with all sorts of wonderful produce, including a good crop of quinces on the tree planted just 3 years ago.

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Fruitful Developments

Despite the lack of sunshine, there are now some signs of fruit beginning to ripen. Some tantalising strawberries are reddening in the hanging baskets (the ones in the ground are still quite green, though prolific, in amongst the jostling raspberries, … Continue reading

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