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August 6, 2014 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Walled Garden tours

2014-08-06, Dudley Inner Wheel tour photos (1) 2014-08-06, Dudley Inner Wheel tour photos (2) 2014-08-06, Dudley Inner Wheel tour photos (3)The last 2 Open Tours of Apley Walled Gardens will be on 2 September & 7 October after which we’ll only be running privately booked group tours. This year so far, Head Gardener Phil Allen has hosted 10 out of 11 private tours as well as the monthly Open Tours.

Phil’s available to talk to local interest groups, mainly in the winter months. Just call the Farm Shop office 01952 730 345 or text / email Phil directly on 07746 01 30 50 or headgardener@apleyestate.com.

Here are some photos of today’s tour. It’s a Patty Pan Squash Phil’s  holding ! It’s a flat yellow courgette which is delicious boiled, then stuffed with bolognaise mixture & baked with grated cheese on top. You can alternatively cook both the squash & the meat from raw.

Today’s group enjoyed lunch after their tour & raised £54 for a local Hospice at Home service for life limited & life threatened children of Dudley, from a veg box hamper we donated.

We’re principally supplying the Apley Farm Shop, The Creamery Café at Apley, the University of Wolverhampton & depending on availability, also some local restaurants. His Crop Report this week shows we have available:

  • Artichokes – Globe & Romanesco
  • Beans – French & Runner
  • Beetroot – Chioggia, Detroit & Golden Beet
  • Cabbage – Bison
  • Carrots – Chantenay & Mixed Colour
  • Chard – Rainbow
  • Chives
  • Courgette – Defender
  • Cucumber – Femspot
  • Fennel – Sweet & Romanesque
  • Leek – Zermatt
  • Lettuces – Little Gem
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Potatoes – International kidney, Apache & Purple Majesty
  • Radishes – Tarzan & Malaga
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Spring onions – Ishikura, White Lisbon & North Holland
  • Sweet peas
  • Thyme

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