Blossom watch

It is one of the marvels of the garden world. Blossom. Ah, wondrous stuff.

We have five trees here that give us a bit of flowery fluffy petals and I have been capturing the stages over the last few weeks.

Here is the Plum tree at the beginning of May. We have it placed up against a fence in the attempt at a fan trained tree but have never managed to prune it correctly. But it does produce lovely white flowers early in the season.

In fact yesterday I took another shot of now spent flowers. Amazing the change in two weeks. The leaves are now here and I wait not so patiently to see if the base of the flower swells to show we have fruit.

Here is the pear tree with more white flowers.

I have to admit that the poor thing isn’t actually planted yet. We bought it last year and are still undecided about where to pop it. But in the meantime it is going to have lots of lovely flowers. Doubt it will give any fruit though but you never know.

There is just one not fruiting tree that lives in the border.

And finally our two apple trees that were planted about ten years ago.

There has been an abundance of blossom this year. Maybe later that usual which is a good thing, you don’t want to lose the flowers to frost. Lets hope we get some fruit too.