Thursday, October 14, 2010
Perfect apple blossom forms on old apple trees in the hilbarn garden today (left), and in orchards from Hillwood to Spreyton as we trekked our way across the countryside in search of the first broad beans of the season. No luck - except for one wonderful fresh boxful we spotted at a roadside shed. It turned out they'd came all the way from Victoria. We'd have to wait another two to three weeks for Tasmanian broad beans, we were told. Be patient, and the season will come. UPDATE (right): apples fruiting on the same tree in March.