Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - May 2013


A couple of blooms from my allotment this month. Firstly it's apple blossom time - the three small trees at the allotment 'Katy', 'Sunset' and 'James Grieve' are smothered with flowers. Sadly the weather has been cool, wet and windy since the flowers appeared but I'm hoping that the allotment bees have had the opportunity to pollinate. I did not realise until yesterday just how fragrant apple blossom is. I stood and sniffed for some considerable time.

Next the white currant which is dripping flowers this spring and which will hopefully provide some delicious berries this summer. I now have three currant bushes - red, white and black. The white currant is the most productive and the sweetest  ~ 


Thanks to Carol you can enjoy a treasure trove of May blooms over at May Dreams Gardens. I'm off to visit there later on this unseasonable cold and rainy day with pen and paper in hand.

10 comments:

  1. I too have amazing blossom, it certainly seems to be the best I can remember.

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  2. Oh I can't believe how much of a crop you're going to have of white currants!

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  3. Those apple blossoms are so lovely, hope you also get lots of apples!

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  4. The currant flowers are pretty - have never tasted white currants.
    It looks like it will be a good harvest!











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  5. I must go out and sniff our apple trees tomorrow, Anna - I wasn't aware they had a fragrance. I wonder if it is due to be a bumper year for fruit because of the late spring - your fruit trees and bushes seem to be suggesting it might be, and ours are looking good too. We inherited our whitecurrant which is pretty ancient now buit still crops well although I often struggle to find a use for ours, as they are not especially sweet. I have cooked and sieved them and used them in ice cream or sometimes I will mix the juice with other fruit when I am making jam. What do you use yours for?

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  6. I just love apple blossom, it's so pretty. Fingers crossed for a bumper apple harvest this year!

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  7. It's my first year with apple trees so I'm looking forward to seeing the blossom, though they're still very young trees so I'm not expecting a harvest. It looks like you're going to get a great harvest from that white currant.

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  8. Apple blossoms are wonderfully fragrant...but, as pretty as they are, I can hardly wait of the apples!

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  9. Your apple blossoms are gorgeous. I love the pink and white with a tich of green. You're going to have a bumper crop of currents, aren't you? They look so happy.

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  10. I didn't realise apple blossom was fragrant, how lovely, hope you get loads of delicious fruit. Your white currant looks wonderful, I am pretty sure one of my currants is a white currant, but I lost the labels so it will be a mystery until some fruit sets!!

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Namasté

- Anna.