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Saturday, 8 November 2014
Thursday brought us a brief cold snap with our first real frost of the season compared with Friday which brought us our first wet day of the month.
If you look carefully at the rainfall you’ll see there was a dry spell between 09:00 and midday on Friday. We decided to go shopping just before lunchtime on Friday timing our outing to coincide perfectly with the heaviest downpour of the day around midday.
In the garden our medlar tree is in it its autumn colours.
I suppose it’s a reminder that this is the tree that gives us our final fruits of the season if only we could work out exactly when they are ready to pick and eat.
Like the leaves, the fruits take on a lovely autumnal tinge but I tested this particular fruit and it’s still hard and there’s no sign of it bletting. Bletting involves the fruit going beyond its ripening stage but not rotting. It’s a fine line between bletting and rotting and one I haven’t mastered yet.
Even though we don’t make much use of the fruit the tree is well worth its place in the garden as not only does it produce excellent autumn foliage and fruits that hang on the tree into late autumn but also lovely spring flowers too.
Now if only we could sort out how to use the fruit!
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:27