Thursday, 31 May 2012

Summer Days at Last

What a scary April and first half of May in the FG. So cold,wet and windy terrible news for the setting of fruit on the cherry trees with very few pollinators around only the late flowering types succeeded and its the same with the plums. I have noticed that a lot of species have produced smaller leaves and some such as the walnuts and mulberries have only just started to leaf out.
But luckily there is always some successes and here is the biggest surprise of my FG year so far.

The Maritime pine  P.pinaster, only established 6 years ago showing both male and female cone forming flowers.
the Butternut,J. cinerea showing its male catkins


Juneberry Almalenchia canadensis
I hosted Coppicwood College's Members Day here are some of my guests admiring some late apple blossom.

This was a free event for the Members , anyone can join as a member its only £12 and you get many great benefits. The next event will be a day horse logging. Go to http://www.coppicewoodcollege.co.uk/ to apply.