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August fruit updates


Thought it was about time I showed what the recent sun has helped move along

A juicy ripe fig, before the wasps arrived. I ate this an hour ago, the first of this year’s crop

This fig is probably ready tomorrow

My new grape, in a pot,not ready yet but plenty of time

My pot grown Stanley plums, nearly ripe, still hard

The red pears, I think not far off ripening

MY unknown variety apple, had it years, a lovely apple that ripens early next month

Cherry plum toms, saved seed ex Waitrose tomato

Balcony Yellow toms. Own saved seed

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I am so impressed! Fig looks mouth-watering! Enjoy!

13 Aug, 2019


this is a mouth watering blog. all look so good. I don't like figs but they do look so exotic.

13 Aug, 2019


What a delicious looking garden Grandad g! My mouth is watering... what will you do with the grape when it gets too big for the pot?

13 Aug, 2019


Steragram, grape + pot, not really sure, it was a cheap impulse buy last year and I never really expected to have this problem so soon

A few years back I saw at RHS Wisley grapes in large pots where they had been trained round & up a kind of wigwam
However they are no longer at Wisley so unable to look closely at how this worked

The large pot & wigwam appeals, I think a bit of searching & You tubing may be may way ahead for next year

14 Aug, 2019


Wow! Your own little market garden going on there.

14 Aug, 2019


Please let us know how well it works out!

14 Aug, 2019


Fantastic! Those cherry tomatoes look delicious. A real tasty crop all round.

16 Aug, 2019


It all looks good enough to eat.

16 Aug, 2019


Definitely a feast for the eyes and the stomach too. You have done well.

18 Aug, 2019


My young pear trees have been bursting with bright green shoots. I'm trying to prune for long term growth & good crops obviously. Should I snip the shoots off immediately or wait till Winter before pruning them out? They're not going to develop into fruit bearing branches...

19 Aug, 2019

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