|The Victoria plum -- Sept 3rd|
I am trying to be honest in my blog, showing not only the successes but also the failures. I have to admit I have not been successful with the plums. The tree has been in my garden for several years now, but the most it has ever produced in any year is 5 fruits! I suppose the site in which it is growing just doesn't suit it -- the soil there is very dry and sandy, despite my efforts to improve it with annual applications of home-made compost, and liberal amounts of Vitax.
The tree (a Minarette, about 8 feet tall now) never produces a lot of blossoms in the Spring, and then very few of those ever go on to form fruit. I suppose really I should dig the thing up and move it elsewhere. But WHERE? (Sometimes I wish I had more space.)
Anyway, maybe next year it will come good...! Gardeners need to be optimists, I think.
|The plum on Sep 7th -- It has ripened a lot in 4 days|