A good crop of apples!

Our russet apple tree is loaded with blossom this year; we had a good show last year, but the weather knocked it off and there weren’t many insects about because it was cold and miserable. This year we have had plenty of sunny days, quite warm, but very cold nights which apparently blossom likes and it’s […]



 This is just this morning’s harvest… and doesn’t include the cabbage, runner beans and kale we picked later. The apples are russets, and there are cherry and little plum tomatoes.


Chutney, lots of chutney!

We did manage to harvest a few red tomatoes, and they were sweet and lovely, but most of the vines were heavy with tomatoes which didn’t ripen… so green tomato chutney! As usual with a new recipe I followed it exactly, but there seemed a heck of a lot of liquid, and it was still very fluid after the […]