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Wibble wobble, wibble wobble

Jellying is my current obsession, inspired in part by Andy Bees saying I could help myself to his crab apples. His espaliered tree is a thing of beauty, especially in spring when all covered in floaty blossom. 528 more words

Diary 2016

C for Chili monster, chiffchaffs and a new arrival in a Cardboard box

For the second year running I grew Chili Pepper Fuego, an Italian variety. I always start them off in a windowsill heated propagator and then the mini greenhouse; they don’t go outside till June. 381 more words


Tuesday View 11th October 2016

A day late due to rain yesterday afternoon when I was about to take the photographs but I’m sure Cathy at Words and Herbs won’t mind. 333 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: H20 - Ice

Our crab apple tree limbs after the Great Ice Storm of 2011. The ice held our cars rigid for two days!

See more work with ‘H2O’ at the… 7 more words


Odd Apples

Odd Apples

Oak AppleBiorhiza pallida.  This is actually a gall cause by the wasp, Biorhiza pallida. The galls are formed after the wasp lays eggs inside the leaf buds and the plant tissues swell as the larvae of the gall wasp develop inside. 26 more words


Crab Apple Preserves

Today, I celebrated the first day of autumn by harvesting some crab apples from the tree in our office backyard…AND making preserves! The final product turned out great :)  More of a sweet and sour chutney, I would say, vs. 42 more words


Homebrew... disaster?

Annie Gray suggested on the Kitchen Cabinet making basil wine and gave instructions here on her blog.

I had a go at it a few weeks ago and  have had a demi john sitting and bubbling in front of the telly right in front of me.   214 more words