We’re approaching the end of the blossom season now; only the latest of the apples are yet to flower. For appearance, the stars of the show were the pear tree … … which rarely produces anything edible and the flowering cherry … … which never does. (Both of those pictures were taken two weeks ago.) Continue reading Blossom time: the follow-up
At long last it is nice to be out in the garden again. And the blossom is out, so I have been pottering round eyeing it up and wondering what fruit I am likely to get later in the year. First out was my apricot tree, which has survived its first year and made aContinue reading Blossom time
I hate this time of year. The clocks go back, the bike lights have to be got out of the cupboard, and the work day fills up with tiresome-but-necessary meetings. And the garden starts to look shabby and full of fallen leaves. I suppose it is time to ask whether it was a good year,Continue reading The Grapes of What?
Here’s an update on the War On Nasty Squishy Sawfly Larvae ™, as mentioned in an earlier post. As you can see, the bushes still have some leaves on, not to mention a decent crop of fruit. And unlike some years, there was hardly any mildew. I don’t think that my war can be won,Continue reading Goosberries: the update.
I’m working at home today, plugging away at a paper on the MLS measurements of sulphur dioxide from volcanos. But it is too nice outside to stay out of the garden entirely. Gooseberry bushes look particularly attractive about now, with their fresh new leaves and the tiny flowers hidden among them. But this is, ofContinue reading Spring is here, and the invaders with it