Tag Archives: Ribston Pippin

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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Thank goodness for some depth

In case you’ve somehow missed the following information: my soil is very thin. So, making a hole big enough for my last apple tree felt like too much of a challenge and didn’t happen. Actually, it didn’t happen for the … Continue reading

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The stake

If like me you are into medieval history, the title for this post could be somewhat ambiguous. There is certainly a wooden post involved. However, it has quite a different use in my 21st century back garden. My dad had … Continue reading

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My Ribston Pippin

After a year of waiting, the Ribston Pippin arrived on Wednesday. I wasn’t in, so the delivery was handed to one of my neighbours for safekeeping. I bet she wondered what it was. It could be described as looking like … Continue reading

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I don’t think it’s seakale

I got a second wind at dusk – had already removed a number of poppies during the day and decided to more or less finish off the job later. There is a final tomato plant to put in the ground … Continue reading

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I couldn’t help it!

Yesterday was spent on and around the North York Moors and even my daughter agreed it was a very good day out! The idea for the day had started with finding a star-gazing event at Sutton Bank. So, it seemed logical to find … Continue reading

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