|remains of the William pear trees|
Three great piles of William pear trees that were already planted and growing there when Marley's father bought the orchard in 1948 or 49. All around other trees were blooming - their fate sealed by being a different variety suitable for the fresh fruit market.
|Packham pear blossoms|
|new apple trees leaning out of their double rows|
One thing I was glad to have was a strong Dutchman to cut, and roll and wrestle the big ones into submission: