The promise of good things to come
Right now the fruit trees are all coming into blossom in sequence, and we have quite a few around us, not only in our own garden but also around the village. The earliest are the Mirabelle plums that grow beside one of the village roads. They are very early and often get caught by frost or squally weather but if we’re lucky and the flowers don’t get blown away then we are rewarded later with delicious fruit. At home one of the first to flower is a young almond tree we planted in the front garden. I don’t know if it will ever produce any edible almonds but the scented pink flowers are lovely! Next are the plum trees at home, one after another, then the bird cherry tree in next-door’s garden and the cherries on the roadside by the school (one of those is in the picture). Last come the apples and then the pear. All bring pleasure in the spring and tasty treats in the summer and autumn!
Image Credit » copyright Fleur 2015