Mr Fluttergrub’s Garden: Culinary pears

Mr Fluttergrub’s Garden: Culinary pears

In the UK, almost uniquely compared to other countries, we divide apples into two categories: eaters and cookers. But we don’t tend to do the same with pears. Of course, it is possible to use any variety of pear for cooking, including the ubiquitous Conference. If you...
Mr Fluttergrub’s garden – Samhain ’23

Mr Fluttergrub’s garden – Samhain ’23

Notes on growing quince They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon. For some reason any mention of quince always brings to mind the above few lines...
Mr Fluttergrub’s tomato class of 2023

Mr Fluttergrub’s tomato class of 2023

2023 Tomato Report It’s about this time of year, at the tail end of Summer, that we hit ‘peak tomato’. The last weeks of August are when we’re awash with the fruits or, to be more botanically correct, the berries of the tomato. It’s also at this time when I like to...