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As a small child, every Saturday afternoon I would be taken on a visit to Granny Curson. My mum’s mum, and a redoubtable woman in every sense, she loved her garden and through spring and summer we would drive out to a nearby garden centre to critically inspect the plants and perhaps stop for a Strawberry Mivvi on the way back. Then we’d have a cup of tea in her garden, with slices of lemon drizzle cake. Always lemon drizzle cake.


The pride and joy of her garden was a peach tree, immaculately fan-trained against a small brick outbuilding.

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