Saturday, 3 March 2012

Sorting Out Our Exotic Fruits

Friday wasn't a patch on yesterday’s weather as we had a mostly cloudy day although it did brighten up a little in the afternoon. It was another reasonably mild day to be out and about in the garden.

Our Apricot “Flavourcot” arrived yesterday and had temporarily been placed in a large pot with some wet compost just like our newly arrived Nectarine “Fantasia”. I thought the sooner these were potted up into some larger containers the better. Both trees appeared to be still in their dormancy stage so even though they had both dried up in transit I’m hoping they’ll both be forming some nice green buds in a few weeks time. The more we look at the nectarine tree the more we think that the brown buds are starting to green up and that the tree is starting into growth.
Our kiwi can be seen in the picture with its pot wrapped in bubble film for extra protection over winter. This seems to have worked as its already got some lovely green shoots appearing. This was potted up into a larger container as it seemed to struggle a little last summer.  
If you look closely its just possible to make out the new green shoots on our Kiwi. Our expectations aren't high. We’re not really expecting a bumper crop of peaches, nectarines, apricots and kiwis but who knows we might just manage a couple of fruits from each tree.


  1. It'll be interesting to see how each of them do for you, the peaches did well last year.

  2. And it wasn't really a great summer last year. It's not very exotic weather this morning here.


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