Let’s Go Outside: The first blossom in the orchard

19 Mar

It was 17 February 2013 when first wrote about the fruit trees and our joy at having planted them. Five apple and two plum. Because of that cold, bitter winter and early spring (I can still feel it now well over a year later and despite this year’s mild one, brr) nothing blossomed until May. Well, what little blossom we had – after all they were  young trees.

This year the blossom has come a lot earlier. The first in the orchard opened this morning. The plum tree called Rivers Early Prolific. And what a lot of blossom it has. Last year it had two or three lone flowers. This year, not only has the tree obviously grown, but looks covered in blossom.

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The Rivers Early Prolific Plum tree when planted February 2013

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Rivers Early Prolific Plum this year March 2014

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The beautiful blossom

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Blossom and happy chickens

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Lots more blossom still to come.

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