Friday, 11 April 2014

Blossom on the allotment

Compared to last year, we are ahead in terms of the arrival of blossom. April last year counted as winter as we were enduring a mini ice age. This year, winter was mild and spring was early. Our gooseberry plants are already flowering but it is our Victoria plum tree that has put on a great display of blossom, its best ever. The early arrival of the blossom means that there has been plenty of foraging for the bees which, in the warm weather we have had this week, have been out in significant numbers.

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