This garden was derelect waterboard land until 2009 and was once a filterbed
with a sandy base. When we purchased the land we brought in new top soil and added lots of well rotten horse manure from a local training yard. The garden is now in it's 2nd season. Half of the land is used for fruit and vegetables and the other half for ornamental trees and and flowers. It is a very windy site and cold in the winter. Hardy apple trees have been bought with this in mind.
We have had two heavy crops from this tree so far up to spring (2012) This is the best tree in the garden. It has stood the cold weather very well.
Year 2013. This still the best tree in this garden with a heavy crop of delicious red rosy apples in September/October.
Season records for this tree
1.5m / 5.0ft high 1.5m / 5.0ft wide After a very hard winter( the coldest for 50 years) this tree is full of blossom again which ( 12th of May ) will soon open Unfortunately we have lost two hives of bees in our garden belonging to a friend. The bees were doing really well, swarmed last year to make the 2nd hive and had eggs hatching but the last snow and cold killed the bees. Hoping to get some more this summer. I have noticed some bumble bees but there are not many pollinating insects around at the moment.
A mass of blooms in spite of the unusual cold weather. A heavy crop of lovely red apples last year
Spring blossom: 23 April A mass of blooms this year - a fantastic display
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