Tag Archives: apple blossom

Isn’t that tree pretty!

It’s only two and a half years ago that we bought the Scrumptious apple tree for my daughter and already she seems to have forgotten which of the trees is hers. ‘Isn’t that tree pretty!’ she exclaimed when she saw … Continue reading

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Having a rest this year?

Normally, the apple tree at the back of the garden is full of blossom before the leaves appear. Not this year! The leaves have started to unfurl but there isn’t one flower on the tree. The crab apple, on the … Continue reading

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At last, we have some April….

showers. The soil has gone from being a lighter shade of pale to a medium that looks like it might have life in it. And not before time, as the dogwood (not in the photo) was starting to look very … Continue reading

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Supermarket parsley

Last night, my daughter was playing steel pans at a music festival, so I had a lovely evening out – a beautiful drive along the A660, which provides one of the most amazing views in the whole of the country, … Continue reading

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The sweet smell of apple blossom

I’ve just been watching pairs of pigeons fighting/courting. One of example of how much more entertaining the garden can be in comparison with television. The other main joy today has been smelling the apple blossom. Why I’ve never before thought … Continue reading

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Do bluetits eat insects?

This must be the first year that both my apple trees have been in blossom at the same time. The flowers on the crab apple may be starting to look a bit jaded, while those on the reinette orleans are … Continue reading

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First day of the month (Greening up)

The other day we had sleet/hailstones which dampened the garden a little. In spite of the lack of rain (I’ve just heard on the news that we’ve had less than half the usual rainfall for this time of year), the … Continue reading

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View from the kitchen window

I learned on the PDC course that it was normal to have a dip in the weather about now, but I’m hoping that today will be the last of the chilly days.  I do love my garden when it is … Continue reading

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The apple tree and fennel

‘Fennel: plant away from gardens; disliked by most plants.’ John Jeavons, How to grow more vegetables The other day I posted a photo of the blossom on my apple tree. I was pleased that some was finally showing but I … Continue reading

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From the cracks in the earth

We had been waiting for a decent downpour every day. But the days they came and the days they went and apart from what amounted to not more than a bit of drizzle the promised rain held off. In fact, … Continue reading

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