Friday, 21 October 2011

National Apple Day

That excellent organisation Common Ground introduced National Apple Day two decades or so ago, in order to celebrate apple orchards, which add much to the distinctiveness of a place. We are lucky enough to have inherited three old (and two rather less old) apple trees of different varieties in our back garden: they give us and others much pleasure, providing us with blossom, shade, support for our climbing Iceberg roses and our hammock swings, not to mention fruit and so juice etc. etc.

Yesterday, I was up a ladder picking some of the Bramleys for storage, and in so doing dispossessing many earwigs.

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