Friday, 18 May 2012
Thursday was dull, cool with a little drizzle in the morning.
As I blogged yesterday, our strawberry flowers are black eyed meaning they’ve been frosted and won’t produce fruit. So what chance our more tropical fruit, peach, nectarine and kiwi? Of these 3 only our peach is outside and at the moment dare I say it, it looks like a few peaches may have set.
Our nectarine only arrived early this spring and since it was potted up it has remained in the greenhouse. Although it did produce some flowers it doesn't look as though these have set fruit but the tree itself is looking very healthy.
Finally to our kiwi which is also in the greenhouse. The tree is covered in flower buds and some of these are now starting to open. Pollination could be a problem as it’s inside but even in this cool weather the greenhouse windows or door is open for ventilation most days giving pollinating insects a chance to do their thing.
The kiwi spent last summer outside and in the good weather early on last summer it set plenty of fruits but these didn’t like the much cooler summer weather that followed. So this year the jury’s out as to whether it should spend summer outside or in the greenhouse. At the moment I think I favour the greenhouse.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:26