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This day in history...1st September 2015....Kurious Kirsty is open for business....

Okay then, let’s start here first…. from my window I spy with my little eye the most beautiful of mountains,  behind which there are the borders to many different countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, India, Tajikistan. 1,005 more words

The Beauty Of Central Asia

First Iris of Spring

With Satsuma plum, Rosemary Chef’s Choice, and Austin Rose Strawberry Hill in the background.

I realise it’s not just the flowers of the Dutch Iris but the masses of silvery leaves which make them so important in early Spring. 98 more words

Spring Bulbs

Bossing the Fruit Trees

I have little room in my urban orchard, a 20 square metres car space with 60+ trees. Under those circumstances, you have to play God; I mean I do.   223 more words


Garden Moments; Perfect Pears and The Dog Days of Summer

A moment…I had one this morning. It was the best kind…the kind that just sneaks up on you in an ordinary day.

I noticed that the first Warren Pear looked like it was ready to eat. 730 more words

Edible Garden

Plum blossom and daffodils

This is one of the plum trees that grew from prunings used as pea sticks. It’s the earliest to flower and has early red round fruit so I think it’s a Billington. 44 more words

Spring Bulbs

Spring Has Sprung- Surprise!

I am very happy for Spring to arrive however it’s arrived a little early this year. Mr Frost hasn’t packed his bag yet!

It has rained for days and days which is important when the fruit trees blossom to help set the fruit. 176 more words

Every Day


Making your own applesauce is a bit time-consuming since there are several steps, but it is SO worth the effort.  I have been using applesauce in my baking this past year and plan to make a lot more to can since our trees are loaded with tons of nice Apples!! 140 more words