Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Harvey's Haul.



On April 25th 2006, I planted the above Plum tree; it was to commemorate the birth of my first grandson Harvey J.

Since then it had only borne a few fruits, most of which were bug-ridden. However, this year for the first time it has excelled, and is laden with magnificent bug-less healthy fruits.



As Harvey J is with us at the moment we just had to celebrate his crop from his own tree, and everyone was in agreement about how; one of Grumsy's (Lady Magnon) fabulous Plum Tarte Tatins.


And here's the boy himself with his very own Plum Tarte Tatin. 

I detect a hint of pride..... quite right too!



20 comments:

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  2. Yumbo! Don't they look beautiful on the tree.

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    1. I love the bloom on them; rather like big fat grapes.

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  3. Plums seem to be very fickle about whether they fruit every year or not - my Victoria plum only has two or three plums, the Damson a few more - not what I would call a successful plum year unfortunately. Your crop looks marvellous and the tatin looks delicious - planting the tree to celebrate his birth was a great idea.

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  4. That looks yummy. So far I have had a good crop every year on my plum tree - I just hope it continues. May try a tarte tatin next year.

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  5. A nice and appropriate way to mark both occasions Cro. It does look rather nice!

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  6. I feel a nursery rhyme coming on

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  7. The plum tree of Harvey
    Is utterly Marvy
    Leave it to Grumsy
    To cook up the plums-y
    Mangeons son tatrin
    tout le matin!

    Hmm, not my best work, but serviceable and bilingual!

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    1. Love it. I'll read it to them when they get back from shopping.

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  8. How wonderful that your grandson could be there when the tree's fruit were many and ready.

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  9. Funny...I see him formulating plans for a spoon and perhaps some ice cream to go with lol.

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  10. You are having a great fruit year Cro..and a grandson to share it with... couldn't be better!
    Gill

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  11. What fun! I hope Harvey J shared the plum tarte tatin. What wonderful grandparents you and Lady M are.

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