Posted: 26/04/2013 at 08:40
I'll tell why May.
Because it's the best month of the year that's why!
The colour green has never been so vivid, from the road side verges to the unfurling leaves on the trees, especially the biguns, Chesnut! The green isn't so brilliant as it is in the first half of May. The smell of newly mown lawns mmmm. The hedge rows bursting with growth. It really doesn't last long, come June and the green takes on a burn't dried out look, it's gorgeous is May!
Since the new year I have planted Apples,Plums,Cherry, Rhubarb, Blueberries,Blackcurrant, Blackberry and Raspberries all sourced from the £ shop or similar . Most cost a £, the trees were only £5. I'm so excited, I look at them all at least three times a day, all appear happy, me as well. I have even learnt how to graft thanks to You tube. Fantastic guys on there, Stephen Hayes and Ian Sturrock, show you how to do it, not sure if it will work but I've never been so thrilled expecting results. My garden isn't large, never thought I would fit it in so all trees will be Espaliered or Fan trained, perhaps Cordon as well ! all researched online, I knew nothing last year, but now - well fingers crossed, if half of it works it will be fantastic.
Cleft graft, Whip and toungue, saddle! loads to learn even at my age, nicking and knotching to make them grow how you want.... there's me thinking I knew it all
But how frustrating is it that most will not yield anything until next year!
May, my favorite...