mowing challenge, cucumbers & fruitfulness

The heavy old mower my friend Rob kindly gave to me is becoming temperamental. Today, after 3 wet weeks, the abundant grass paths nearly finished us both off. But the cucumbers have enjoyed the weather and I even managed to harvest the first of the little yellow variety ‘lemon apple’.

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The quince tree is completely laden. Amazing to think it’s been there such a short time and last year provided a crop of just 4 precious fruit. I’m looking forward to the fragrant harvest and making membrillo and quince gin (thanks to Beulah for the recipe!). And the apple tree, despite its less than ideal situation, also looks pretty good. Hope the sun continues.

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About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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4 Responses to mowing challenge, cucumbers & fruitfulness

  1. What you plan with your quince sounds good 🙂 That juicy grass looks the challenge. I felt exceedingly satisfied having won the battle with my carpets. Mower survived another year. Plenty of apples here, shared with Woodpigeons and snails. I miss sitting in the sun, reading. Summer was slow in coming and seemed much too short.

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  2. My straggly quince tree has a few tiny fruits, maybe enough for 2 or 3 jars of jelly. Meant to ask, do you know an easy recipe?

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  3. Ruthie says:

    I’ll be posting the quince gin recipe shortly, but there are some nice ones on this Nigel Slater link:
    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/11/nigel-slater-quince-recipes
    Equally, they are just beautiful objects to keep on a plate in the house, and the scent is lovely! They last for ages.

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  4. Thanks for the link. Gorgonzola with whipped cream together with quince … never tried it, but the description itself excites my tastebuds.

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