Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The promise of fruit


Kiwi vine

 new growth on the fig cutting

 Attempts at grafting apples

Wild Strawberries



  1. Incredibly impressed. Plum blossom, is that not the prettiest ever?? I so wish my grandfather was still with us, he was a professional gardener for a huge estate in northern England & could grow anything & everything. It's a talent, love Posie

  2. Oh, I wish we could have a bit of your beautiful spring weather! Enjoy it as much as you possibly can!

  3. Hi Kirsty plum blossom happening here too, nectarine finished now, tiny green apricots on the tree! Yay. keeps us informed how the apple grafting goes please!

  4. Posie, I don't know why people bother with ornamental blossoms when the real things are just as gorgeous. My grandpas were vegie fruit growers too - they knew how to graft and grow - so much I could have learnt. I think all that knowledge missed a generation and now we've lost it.

    Lilli, a touch more winter here today so nothing to be envious of - I do appreciate those glorious Spring days - nothing better.

    Tammy, little fruit forming - how exciting!! I'm pretty sure the graft won't take - I was a bit slow to get around to it - may try again next year with the proper tools - such a small window for grafting.


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young