In September I attempted to stop hornets from eating our pears… with pebbles. The improvised solution worked rather well, without damaging the pears.
We ran a compote workshop on Sunday to promote the utilisation of small apples and windfalls. Two posters explained how to turn food wasting behaviours into gourmet dessert making and a live demonstration enabled the audience to contribute and taste.
It is a good idea to put sheep in an orchard to graze and fertilize. Be aware that they love pears though.
Fruit trees planted in January 2014, vines in the autumn, Gilbert’s garden near Aubagne in Provence looks quite mature already. “Stunning results”, the amateur gardener told me this summer.
A short post to tell about my jam jars labelling choices this year.