Apples and ice

We had our first proper frosty start on Saturday.  There was ice on the pond and the temperature had dropped to -1. Fortunately I had brought in the last of the apples the day before: This year’s crop has been wonderful.  The Howgate Wonder produced about twenty apples, even better than its bumper harvest two years ago, when we thought ten was a lot. This amazing tree is only five years old and yet it continues to live up to its name. The Howgate Wonders dwarf the little Red Falstaffs, which gamely continue to bring bright red colour to the garden. … Continue reading Apples and ice