Sunday, 6 May 2018

It's early

Insomnia has me in its grip again. I thought that I would sleep like a log after the hard work I did yesterday. Unfortunately I woke pretty much every hour. It is now 05:50 and I have given up trying to sleep. I might as well get up and do a little quiet dusting and polishing while the rest of the world is in the land of nod.
It is so peaceful here in the conservatory looking out at the garden. The apple blossom on the tree next door is stunning. There is always a huge crop of apples on it and we enjoy all the ones that hang over into our garden. Sadly my neighbours don't use the fruit. It simply goes to waste which  is such a pity. They also have a plum tree which produces many kilos of plums every year and they also go to waste. I would love to have them in my garden and though I couldn't possibly use them all I would happily share them with my neighbours.

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  1. All that fruit going to waste is such a shame. All those apple pies and plum cakes that could be made instead. Would your neighbours let you pick some if they don't want them? Would they exchange apples and plums for something you are growing in your garden? Meg:)

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    1. I used to take them tomatoes, raspberries and strawberries but never received any plums in return. I simply grow less of everything these days. The gardens here aren't accessible... the garages are attached to each other and there is no side gate.

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  2. Have you asked them if you can have the fruit?

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    1. I did ask a couple of times several years ago and they said yes... But never gave me any. I don't want to badger them and we can't get to the back garden as our garages are attached to each other at the side of the house. I used to take them tomatoes, strawberries and raspberries as we always had far more than I could use. I simply plant less nowadays.

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  3. My neighbour has an apple tree in her garden and all the fruit goes to waste every year. I think it's criminal.
    Sorry about your insomnia. Hope you sleep better tonight.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Luckily a lot of apples are hanging over our fence and we enjoy those when they are ready. We are really lucky as our neighbourhood has huge cherry trees and every year they absolutely drip with fruit. I think we are the only people that ever take any and there is only so much that we can eat. I have made cherry brandy, cherry jam, stewed cherries and cherry ice cream. My freezer groans with cherries during a good year. There are also many little groups of trees growing what might be greengages. We thoroughly enjoy picking them too.... The same things are sold in punnets in a store not too far from the trees.

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  4. Sad that the fruit is going to waste. What if you offered to buy it? Maybe that would light a fire under them! (buy at a better price than you could get at the stores, though!)

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    1. I only have to walk a short distance and can pick plums for free. We have loads of fruit trees in the green spaces of my neighbourhood.

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  5. It's a pity they won't share or perhaps you could buy a little or trade it for something? Maybe they just don't know what to do with it so let it go to waste. I must admit to not knowing my neighbours well - I just like that they are quiet!

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