SHALL I GET APPLES THIS YEAR

IN WINTER OF 2013 WE RECEIVED A MINI APPLE TREE AS A GIFT AND WHEN IT WAS NOT FREEZING I PLANTED IT NEXT TO MY DRIVEWAY.  IT IS CALLED MINI TREE MALUS DOMESTICA GOLDLANE . IT WILL GROW TO 2 METERS HIGH AND 50 CM BROAD AND IT CAN GROW ON A BALCONY IN A POT, NO PRUNING NEEDED AND IT  POLINATES ITSELF . THE FIRST SPRING WE GOT A FEW FLOWERS SO I WAS HOPING FOR ONE OR TWO APPLES BUT WHEN YOU HAVE VERY YOUNG GRANDCHILDREN YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS….RIGHT ! LAST YEAR I DIDN’T GET APPLE BLOSSOMS SO NO FRUIT OF COURSE. BUT THIS YEAR I HAVE A LOT OF BLOSSOMS SO I AM HOPEFUL I WILL GET A FEW APPLES. I PROMISED MY GRANDCHILDREN THEY WOULD GET THE APPLES WHEN THEY ARE READY TO EAT AND THEY ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. THEY ARE TAKING AN INTEREST NOW IN GARDENING AND IN MY GREENHOUSE WHERE I PLANTED ALL SORTS OF VEGETABLES AND THEY LOVE TO HELP ME WITH THE WATERING :D.

I WAS EVEN ABLE TO TAKE SOME SHOTS FOR YOU WITH ONE ARM AND ONE FINGER OF MY RIGHT HAND !

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this was taken over a week ago when it was still in buds

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and now you can see it flowering

SO FOR NOW I AM PLEASED !!

HAVE GREAT WEEKEND AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY !

UPDATE ON MY WRIST

AS YOU KNOW (or not) I BROKE MY WRIST ON MONDAY WHILE WORKING IN THE GARDEN, ON A&E THEY TOLD ME MY WRIST WAS BROKEN AND I NEEDED AN OPRATION,THEY COULD NOT OPERATE RIGHT AWAY AND TOLD ME I HAD TO COME BACK TO THE HOSPITAL ON THURSDAY SO I DID. I GOT A TEMPORARY CAST AND WAS GIVEN A PERMANENT CAST COS THE SURGEON SAID NO OPERATION WAS NEEDED. BUT SOMETHING IS WRONG, I AM STILL IN A LOT OF PAIN AN I AM CLIMBING THE WALL. SO FIRST THING ON MONDAY I WILL PHONE THE HOSPITAL AND ASK WHAT I CAN DO ABOUT IT, PAINKILLERS DON’T WORK ON THIS PAIN.

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS WILL CONTINUE ; I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED OK.

FOR ALL OF YOU, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND KINDNESS. I WISH YOU ALL A LOVELY WEEKEND.

GARDENPICTURES

Today was a lovely Spring day, not too hot with a bit of a cold wind but ideal for working in the garden which I did. I took some pictures for you to see.

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RED TULIP, I LOVE THE EYE IN THE MIDDLE, THEY TOOK ME BY SURPRISE AS THEY HADN’T BEEN BLOOMING FOR A FEW YEARS !

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ARABIS, THEY HAVE BEEN BLOOMING FOR A WHILE NOW BUT THEY GO ON AND ON, ARABIS DOES NOT GO UNDERGROUND IN WINTER AND I ALWAYS FIND THAT A PLUS

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MY EARLIEST BLOOMING DWARF RHODODENDRON, IT BLOOMS EVERY YEAR IN SPRING AND THEN AGAIN IN AUTUMN, NOT AS MUCH AS IN SPRING THOUGH

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CALTHA PALUSTRIS IS A SWAMP PLANT, LIKES IT’S FEET IN THE WATER, IT STANDS IN THE SWAMP AREA OF OUR POOL

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I COULDN’T RESIST BUYING THIS FUCHSIA WHEN I SAW IT IN A SHOP….

As you can see it was a lovely sunny day  and there are more to come !

Have a great weekend and enjoy your garden !

I CRASHED !!!

I haven’t been on wordpress for a while as my computer crashed. I have a new laptop now but I don’t know yet if they can recuperate my pictures, they are still working on it.

Today was a lovely sunny Sunday so I did some work in the garden and repotted some of my houseplants.

I have quite a few cuttings of succulents and cacti , a few self sown cacti and I had a nice bowl so I tried to make a little garden in the bowl.

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I made a few other pictures in my garden just so I could experiment a bit on the computer.

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Finally in bloom : skimmia Kew Green, I had to wait a long time this year to see them bloom.

I hope you all had a great weekend ! Enjoy your garden and thanks for stopping by !