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Autumn leaves

I feel like breathing a huge sigh as we move into autumn and the stresses and strains of keeping everything going through the summer months gradually recedes. It seems the trees do this too, as they relax and allow themselves to drop their heavy burden of  leaves, giving us one of the best treats of […]

Apples, apples and more apples

I am very fond of apples and always enjoy this time of year when I can select a different variety from our trees every day to enjoy with my lunch…….Well, up to a point. Like every harvest glut, the novelty can soon wear a little thin and the enthusiasm for finding new ‘ways with apples’ […]

Harvest time already

Is it just me or is autumn upon us rather early this year? Already the apples are falling off the trees and we were busy in the orchard today gathering up all the windfalls. If the weather hadn’t been so warm it could have been October. The top quality, blemish free ones will be stored, […]

To Athens and back

Sorry for the gap in my regular posts but I have been away on a rather exciting trip to Athens and back, via Milan and Florence by train and ferry! Here is a glimpse of where I went and what I saw: The Duomo in Milan. View from the top. A beautiful structure and a […]

Busy bees

We are pleased to announce that Cressing Temple honey is now available to purchase from the well house. We extracted the honey from three hives last week resulting in 42lbs of delicious, golden, runny honey which we are selling in 1lb jars for £5  and 8oz jars for £3. Twelve jars were sold on Sunday […]

Midsummer’s day

Well, there it is, we reached midsummer’s day on 24th June and everything was at a peak in the garden. From now on, us miserable gardeners, determined to look on the bright side, start saying things like “nights are drawing in” and “it’ll be autumn before we know it” but really, where does all the […]

Sizzling summer

What a scorcher! We chose the hottest day of the year so far to hold our summer volunteer BBQ  and we sizzled almost as much as the sausages!   It was a very enjoyable event and a chance to sit down for a change and celebrate the hard work and achievements of the year so […]