Thursday, 9 October 2014

Thanks R!


Coming back from our walk last week we pulled into our driveway and noticed our gardening neighbour R. in his garage. We always yell hi to him but on this occasion I yelled, "R, have you got any cooking apples going spare?" "Yes, I'll get you some next time I'm down the allotment. Do you want a marrow?" "No, don't like them".

He asked 3 more times about a marrow but finally gave up. One of his chaps came to cut our leylandii hedge (an annual task), as it is too big for us to tackle. The right side of the archway has got that flipping leylandii disease/bug that is killing it off!

Anyhow, we settled up the next day (has charged us the same price for the last few years) and Sunday night, the doorbell went. There he was, true to his word, holding a large Matalan carrier bag that was breaking under the strain:
I put a slipper next to it for size comparison! Monday morning, they were washed and left to drain before I decide what to do with them:

He thinks they are a mixture of Blenheim Orange, Howgate Wonder and Newton Wonder, all of which cook to a purée.


4 comments:

  1. Wow, there's a lot of cooking and purée-ing to be done, that's for sure. We're having the Leylandii shaved/trimmed today from the overhang from the house at the back of us. Hubby wants a shave but I want them cut right back. They're not ours so have to be careful but they take away so much light and the needles and sap that drops onto our garden kills the grass and plants. Enjoy your apples. P x

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    1. I know there is now a 6' rule regarding leylandii between neighbours but am not entirely sure how that works regarding light etc.

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  2. Very nice, you'll be busy today then x

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    1. DB will be as I have two medical appointments this morning. We have decided to slice and freeze as they are. Our walking friend does this and she assures us it works fine.

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