I love going to Wisley with my family, but sometimes it is lovely to sneek off there on my own, and this afternoon I had 2 refusals when I mentioned a walk, so I got to enjoy the afternoon sun solo.
Wisley had their taste of Autumn show on this weekend, so I left arriving until later than usual (although the gurhkas were organising the car park with clockwork efficiency, so it wasn't a problem) My brisk walk up to the orchards got me some lovely shots of the apples against the sky.
I then strolled down to the show tents, and although too late for the talks in the cookery demonstration marquee (would have liked to listen to Mark Diacono, but didn't have the urge to come during the crowds at 2pm) there were still plenty of apple to taste and compare, and lots of different varieties to marvel at
This was the just half the range of the UK apples, then there were hundreds of others from different counties.
Of course the show wasn't exclusively apples, but I avoided the tasting tents of all the other foodie specialities, so as not to spend all this week's food budget in one go.
I did manage to have a chat with Mario who now runs the model Veg garden. He was proudly selling off loads of the vegetables and fielding veggie questions, Leeks, Celeriac and onions were looking great, but these were my favourites.
i'll have to make some more Chilli Jam this week