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Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Melrose (the apple), and others.
I can't show you a photo of my magnificent Melrose crop from Mischa's tree, because there was only one tiny apple; I've had to borrow a picture from Mr Google instead.
However, I did get to taste it, and it was probably the best of all our different 'eating' varieties.
It was crisp, tasty, and with very slightly creamy/yellowish flesh.
My Reine de Reinette apple (above; which has the reputation of being France's best) have performed well, and I just hope they keep better than in previous years. My Jonagolds are HUGE again, and will be harvested later. We also have plenty of Bramleys; of course.
This winter I am determined to find (and plant) a Cox's Orange Pippin; which is probably the world's best apple. I did have one here years ago, but it succumbed to Honey Fungus; and died.
I shall also try to find a Victoria Plum tree. I had one back in England, and it was magnificent. There is nothing to compare over here.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!