Saturday, 11 March 2017

Blooming Marvelous

I have blossom and flowers, everything is waking up. The weather is still variable but I have seen bumble bees working so I am hoping for fruit later in the year. Butterflies appear at the first hint of sun all year round here. I have also seen the first few flies heralding the plagues that are to come.
The nectarine is a mass of blossom and the outdoor peach is not far behind, although less spectacular as it is still struggling with peach leaf curl which it gets every year. I hope that it will be less affected as it gets older.
The early plums are also in bloom but more bees are needed.
I am trying broad beans in the polytunnel this winter. I chose 'The Sutton' which is dwarf and so far they are looking good, I just hope that they again get fertilised.
Finally the kittens are now recovered fully from their spaying and vaccinations and are outwitting the dogs and exploring the garden. At first they would get stuck up things (trees/porch/roof) and I would have to fetch them down with a ladder but now they can go down as well as up which is a great relief to all. This is Dinah up one of the old apple trees this morning.

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  1. Lovely to see things springing...makes us eager to get back to Scotland in May as NZ here slips into Autumn.

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    1. New Zealand has always sounded wonderful, perhaps I will get there one day. You should get two summers this year, how wonderful. I do love Spring tho.

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  2. Wow. That nectarine is spectacular!

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    1. Thanks, the best we have ever had and plenty of bumble bees on it yesterday so no need for me to hand fertilise it

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  3. makes us eager to get back to Scotland in May as NZ here slips into Autumn.


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