Monthly Archives: October 2023

My Gardening Month September 2023 … an Elder Lemon !

Back in 1985 I first read Robin Lane Fox’s famous gardening book , Better Gardening , where he advised planting a quince tree and he specifically recommended a variety from Yugoslavia called vranja but it wasen’t until twenty five years later here at Old Spa Road that I actually bought and planted one … gorgeous it was when in May it unfurled it’s young leaves , a real knock out of a small tree however by July the leaves had gone all mottled and sick looking and so it continued  for the next ten years that I gave up and cut it down . The quince was sacred to Aphrodite […]

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