Quinces & more in The Fortnight Garden

Cold, wet, windy, grey – thoroughly miserable and definitely not a day to be outside, which is a pity because there is plenty to do. After some weeks away the garden is looking good, but untidy! I am going to share my quinces and more from the Fortnight Garden this week.

Quinces

The quince tree looked so miserable earlier in the year, with shrunken fruits, that I had given up on getting any fruit. However, it has surprised me – Quince Meeches Prolific.

Quince Tree - Meeches Prolific
Quince Tree – Meeches Prolific

Meeches Prolific Quince
Meeches Prolific Quince

Meeches Prolific Quince
Meeches Prolific Quince

Meeches Prolific Quince
Meeches Prolific Quince

Autumn Fruit

Autumn arrived suddenly, two weeks ago while we were sleeping. It is a season which always feels like a journey to me, rather tired and messy, although still filled with gifts, and a journey which will take me into the darkness of winter. It feels like a last chance to ‘see’ before my eyes turn inwards.

The first-ever, incredibly sweet, Victoria Plums
The first-ever, incredibly sweet, Victoria Plums

First-ever Conference Pears, ripening
First-ever Conference Pears, ripening

Meeches Prolific Quince, first fruits ripening
Meeches Prolific Quince, first fruits ripening