Saturday, 18 May 2013

Normal Service Resumed

After a better day yesterday Friday was back to more like we've become accustomed to. Cloudy and cool all morning with a few brighter spells in the afternoon and a little rain again into the evening.

The rain and wind has given blossom a hard time this spring so that blossom on trees and bushes hasn't lasted very long. It’s a case of hoping that the fruit blossom has lasted long enough for the bees to have done their pollinating work. In the garden our Conference pear blossom is over but the apples are still in flower.

We've lots of blossom on the apple tree which we think is Peasgood Nonsuch. This is a really good cooking apple and has proved to be a good keeper. 
On the other had our crab apple John Downie hasn't got much blossom at all this year but as we often don’t use the fruit it produces this won’t be too much of a hardship.
Our medlar Nottingham may well be the last of the fruits to come into flower and will be another week or more before these flower buds open. Will we be able to decide when the fruits have bletted this year I wonder?

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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