Posted: 24/07/2017 at 13:18
Before I moved in the elderly couple and their family had lived in this house since it was brand new. It was built in the early 1950s and sometime during this the family planted a tree to take pride of place.
The garden was lovingly tended, it provided food for the family for years, and the couple were very proud of it.
In fact they spent more time showing us around the garden than the house. They told me how to prune the trees when the lawn was last fed. They seemed to know it all.
They could not tell me enough about the tree that stood pride of place in the garden, how it had grown with their family, how it made THE BEST APPLE pies. Thry even offered to leave receipes to help us use up the glut of APPLE'S that were always so bountiful.
To me as a basic new gardener I thought they knew it all.
So imagine my surprise when on the first year we got a wonderful harvest of...
Definitely not apples
They do take good though!
Don't stress about not feeling like you know enough. Sometimes those you look up too trip up on the simplest of things.