My first few photos are of the apple tree (Scrumptious), arranged in a sort of time-sequence.
|Apple bud with spider, ant and aphids!|
The next batch of photos are of the pear tree (Conference).
Remember this one, Sue? This is the twig you transformed into both a Traffic Cop and a Ballerina.
It's unfortunate that I recently made a public commitment to keep my fruit trees well watered this year, because we have a Drought Order coming into force on 5th April. This places some very severe restrictions on the use of water - you are not allowed to water your garden with a hosepipe, or even to use a hosepipe to fill a water-butt. The penalty for non-compliance is a fine of £1000 ! I suppose it's a good thing that my garden is small, and I will be able to water it with a watering can. Those people with big Allotments are really going to be in trouble.