Tag Archives: Orleans Reinette

Having a rest this year?

Normally, the apple tree at the back of the garden is full of blossom before the leaves appear. Not this year! The leaves have started to unfurl but there isn’t one flower on the tree. The crab apple, on the … Continue reading

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Boxes full

Yesterday evening, I picked up three boxes of glass jars from a grateful lady in North Leeds. Since her husband had stopped driving, she had built up quite a collection in the garage and would undoubtedly have loved me to … Continue reading

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It is what it’s supposed to be

As the apples on my daughter’s tree were falling off in September, I asked her to pick them before they were all lost. They were on the small side, or rather they were much smaller than the one we sampled … Continue reading

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Leaves gone, branches gone

On Monday morning, the crab apple tree had four leaves at the very top. The wind got up and by lunch time, I could have given the tree a prune, except that I did the job this morning instead. The … Continue reading

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Fertilising the apple tree

Yesterday, as I was planting my newest apple tree, I reminisced about the other two and how they had much less goodness in their planting holes. I’m not sure this will have affected outcomes but the oldest of them, the … Continue reading

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Apple harvest

Today an event took place that I’ve been waiting for since the autumn of 2010. We’d been to an open day at our local organic farm, where I was introduced to R V Rogers nursery near York, which happened to have it’s … Continue reading

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Yellow

Well, it looks like autumn is unfolding. A change in the atmosphere, somehow like winter but warm (maybe because last winter it was warm).  I can’t quite pull the plug on the cucumbers but have been putting bigger cloche on … Continue reading

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Apples?

I’m really excited! After inspecting my apple tree (Orleans Reinette) today, I noticed something I hadn’t seen before. Could these little lumps be the beginning of apples? I do hope so, though this will be a surprise. I had heard … Continue reading

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