I keep mentioning fruit, but I've gone from having very little, both on my allotment plot and in my garden, to having quite a bit this year. I'm just hoping that the harvest comes good.
My little plum tree is looking good, it's laden with fruit. There were more plums on it than there are now but many small specimens have fallen, I suppose it's the June Drop. There's still plenty of fruit left though and they're growing well.
I bought a Gloster apple tree in March 2012. It's on dwarf rootstock and grown in a container. I haven't had any fruit from it yet but it looks as though this year might be the year.
Similarly, my Golden Delicious, also on dwarf rootstock and grown in a container, was bought in August 2012 and hasn't yet given me any fruit but it's looking hopeful this year.
I've mentioned previously that I'm creating a new border along the fence. I've already planted my Golden Wings rose there but I'm now considering planting my two apple trees in this border too. As they're on dwarf rootstock, they shouldn't take up very much space but I think they may do better in the ground than being grown in a container.
My blueberries have flowered and I can see the beginnings of the fruit. It doesn't look like a bumper year, but we should get something. I've got three bushes. I think I may replenish the ericaceous compost this year as well as giving them a bit of a prune.
There wasn't very much blossom on my Stella cherry tree this year so I wasn't expecting a very big harvest. I think we'll be lucky if we can count how many cherries we get on two hands.
Overall, we should do quite well for fruit this year. Here's hoping.
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