The garden’s really coming along, the little planters we bought for the patio really brighten the place up. We had a couple of BBQ’s last week during the nice weather and it was really pleasant sitting out there surrounded by the flowers. The grass in the front has come through pretty much all over the soil, but at the back it’s very very patchy and I think we’ll need to do some extra sowing. I suspect the birds ate a lot of the seed.
The big apple tree has a thousand apples on it, more than ever before which is odd considering we pruned it really close before the spring. Grete is frantically picking up the small ones that drop (probably about 10-20 a day, seriously) and keep the thick down before they all fully grow and drop. It’s a huge job getting them off the ground when they’re big and slightly rotten. The small apple tree seems a little sick, the leaves went brown and pretty dry although it looks like it’s recovering and starting forming apples. Hopefully it’s nothing serious. The cherry tree we bought has done – nothing. Not a zot. No change at all. Not sure if it’s dead or alive. The Acer is healthy enough and looks happy surrounded by the lush grass.
The little plants in the big borders look lonely, but we really only stuck them there since we had a load of spares. The shrubs are growing and hopefully next year it’ll look a bit more even and full. The plants in the front are slowly spreading as we hoped they would and it should look spectacular when they all flower next year.
I’ll post some photo’s in another update when I get time to sort them out.