Friday, 11 September 2009

Pressies what I got.



This is just a wonderful book, on my first dipping into I read about 'wildings'. Wildings are apple trees sprung from discarded apple cores. Many old varieties survive due to 'wildings'. It reminded me of mum taking me on a walk along a disused railway track in Hampshire and finding a beautiful apple tree amongst the wild marjoram. It stuck in my mind from her description of someone tossing a half eaten apple from a train window and years later there we were standing in front of a tree grown from that core - a 'wilding'.

2 comments:

everybodysaysdont said...

Looks a great book, i love fleurs!

Miss Whistle said...

I absolutely adore this book. Richard Mabey is a genius.

Miss W x

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