Our 2 quince trees have small round fruit but at a house across the fields there are trees with very large pear shaped fruits. Although I didn't need them we were given a bag of the large ones. I've arranged ( heaped) them artfully (any-old-how) into an old basket where according to things I've read they should give off a lovely fragrance . I tried this once before and all they did was gather dust!
I found a comment on an old post asking about sterilising jars before
making chutneys and jam. I always give jars a good wash in hot soapy
water, then rinse out and pop on a tray in a hot oven for half an hour
Thanks for comments about the Cumbria photos
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