While the sun was shining I took the opportunity to wander around the garden - camera in hand this time instead of a cup of tea! The productive aspects of the garden are developing nicely. Most of the fruit trees are only a few years old so are only just beginning to produce fruit but it looks like this year's crop will be a good one.
If all this potential abundance comes to fruition, it will mean a busy time in the kitchen preserving a wonderful harvest. And, hopefully plenty to give away, too!
|This year I'll get the fruit off the apricot trees a little early as last year a large proportion of the crop exploded in the humidity - they were still tasty though.|
|This is the second year of flowers on the avocado. Fingers crossed for fruit this year.|
|The birds enjoyed the cherries last year - this year we will! I'll be netting the tree!!!|
|There are always loads of lemons on the two ancient trees in our yard.|
|Plenty of blossom on the dwarf Imperial Mandarin.|
|Hopefully we'll see a nice first crop off the Packham pear.|
|The strawberries are still producing... this is their fourth year!|