We’ve had a busy couple of weeks (hence lack of posts), so I’m just doing a bit of catching up from last weekend.
A few weeks ago I posted about how the snow fall on Boxing Day had brought down two of our plum trees. The weight of a huge amount of snow in a short time caused them to snap in half. The weather has been grim since and last weekend was the first time we were able to get out in the garden and do some clearing.
I decided to use this as an excuse to spend some garden centre vouchers I had been given for my birthday towards a new wheelbarrow. The old one I inherited from some former neighbours finally rusted through the bottom last year. OH and I then spent the whole afternoon sawing and chopping to clear the trees and see if there was anything we could save. The good news is that there is probably enough left for the trees to regenerate. I’m not sure how much of a crop we will have this year – we’ve had some bumper crops of plums before. I am now thinking about what we need to do to keep the fruit in the garden going. The fruit trees are quite old now, and it’s time to think about what comes next. Whatever we choose will have to be quite hardy – our garden has frost pockets, is in the north of England and is 180m above sea level.
Have you ever planted up fruit trees in your garden? Which varieties did you choose and why?
Until next time,