Archives for September 2009

Rose Hips

Rose hips are the seed pods of roses, both wild and cultivated.  Once the flower petals fall, the hard green hips will swell until they start to ripen in October and November, turning a bright red or orange, depending on the variety. The word “Hip” originally comes from the Middle English “hepe”.  Among rose growers […]

A Good Year for Apples

One of our readers has sent in pictures of his four year old apple tree, which this year has cropped well. All over the country, this has been a good year for fruit with most top fruit cropping heavily.