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Plum ‘Avalon’ harvested today 19th Aug 2015

Plum ‘Avalon’ is described as a mid season, but this year its being harvested now. The taste of this is a definite improvement on a Victoria, it has a sweetness and a complex but excellent flavour. It is not as … Continue reading

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Mulberry ‘Illinois Everbearing’ gradually being harvested

Mulberry ‘Illinois Everbearing’ gradually being harvested from today. As the name implies you get ripe fruit and very under ripe fruit at the same time, giving a long spread harvesting period. As we have had not much rain this year … Continue reading

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Black Walnuts (Juglans Nigra) are ripe – End October 2014

This year it has been a massive crop of Black Walnuts (Juglans Nigra). Its now the end of October and they are beginning to fall. But watch out if one of those hits you, or the roof of your car, … Continue reading

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Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset – October 2011

This proved to be a very interesting visit, with dogs being welcome. Our own personal tour guide, as it was so quiet, we were the only ones. A very good tour and historical information.  

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National Walnut Collection at Northwick Estate

A quick visit to the Walnut Collection at Northwick Estate as part of the National Plant Collections run by www.nccpg.com

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Typical Juglandaceae Nut Shells and Leaf Count for ID’ing

Juglandaceae is the family name that encompasses Walnuts, Hickory, Butternut, Heartnut, Pecans etc etc. To ID many of the species its the leaflet count that narrows it down. You can then go onto leaf scars and shoot tip colouring etc. … Continue reading

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