Twink is lying next to the nut bush we planted in 1999. It has never been cut to the ground (coppiced) and the photo was taken on September 21st (the autumn equinox!). In the foreground are two heaps of the nuts we harvested from the bush on the day the picture was taken. The small heap (to the right) are rotten nuts found on the ground. They were discarded and are not part of the subsequent experiment into storage.