Yesterday, my daughter made some bookmarks, as you can see on the photo below.
I didn’t however get the opportunity to read until bedtime as we spend a good part of the rest of the day at Roundhay Park. I had been there many times but the woods had somehow past me by.
So far, one of my own trees, the cooking apple tree, which was badly affected by aphids in 2014 and 2015, is doing fine. I noticed a few aphids on it recently, so it was given a spray with neem oil. But now the blossom is out I am reluctant to spray again, in case it causes a problem for pollinating insects.
It is a tip-bearer, so I hope it will not only produced some decent fruit this year but grow lots of shoots for next year’s crop. But first, I do hope the aphids will stay away….,