Sunday, 5 October 2008

Wot, no chestnuts?

Everyone knows what a difficult year this has been for growing fruit, Oh, the apples and pears have done well, but the stone fruits haven't performed like they did last year. Now, I think my neighbour's chestnuts are opening too early and the nuts aren't swelling.

She put the tree in just over 20 years ago and it fruited for the first time the year before last; it did very well and the nuts were delicious. Last year, there was nothing and again this year it looks as if the crop has failed. I know that sweet chestnuts can be temperamental, but this is a real disappointment.
Meanwhile, the rain is ruining the mushrooms...

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