Posted: 25/04/2017 at 14:14
Max , my brother's a potato and veg farmer down in Suffolk .... one year they had just such a hail storm ... leaves were stripped from two fields of potato plants, the bonnet and roof of the farm landrover were dented all over and he found a hare dead in the field, as if it had been beaten to death. It only lasted a few minutes but did thousands of pounds worth of damage.
CC , it's a young espaliered Concorde pear ... we had our first harvest last year ... two pears ... we might allow it to produce four this year, but I don't think I'll get up and do Smudging for four pears ... Fascinating tho' ... I'll tell Wonky about it ... she's weeding pleached pears today at her new job.