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Local trees

One thing I didn’t expect to see in the street next to ours was this.

Yep! Lemons! A tree full of lemons. Now this is no Mediterranean location where citrus fruits and figs are dripping from the trees.

Just good old Holland where it’s been a warm summer admittedly but I’m still surprised. Now I’m tempted to plant a lemon tree in our front garden.

We also came across another potential foraging tree for crab apples.


These have been red or pink locally but these seem to be lemon computed too.


The monkey puzzle tree brought some great structure. Is that what they are called in other places I wonder?


And this fella was some unexpected wildlife.



But the highlight of the harvest has to have been these!

The roasting was really lovely!


8 comments on “Local trees

  1. permiechick
    October 15, 2014

    Ummm…Chestnuts. Nothing says fall to me more than a bowl of chestnut soup with a little creme fraiche swirled in. Enjoy!


  2. jpeggytaylor
    October 15, 2014

    Lemons?! That does seem strange! Monkey Puzzle trees are strange to look at too – we see a few of them in gardens in our area here in the north of England.
    I am jealous of the wild sweet chestnut harvest – roast chestnuts are a delight 😉 We saw quite a few on our weekend woodland walk, but ours here only grow very small.


    • lizard100
      October 15, 2014

      I was quite taken aback by the lemons. Huge! The chestnuts are great. Delicious!

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  3. Laurin Lindsey
    October 15, 2014

    How fun to have chestnuts and how novel to see lemons! I was walking the other day and started noticing more and more orange trees as street trees. They can freeze here but seem to be doing fine. Are Monkey Puzzle trees interesting. They seem prehistoric or something!


    • lizard100
      October 16, 2014

      Definitely. So many plants are peculiar to look at.


  4. tootlepedal
    October 15, 2014

    We have monkey puzzles in Scotland too.


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