Plum Trees in Springtime
I had to get something out about the sight that greeted me last weekend; a glorious day so close to Spring with Plum trees bursting into flower. Bees could be heard from 5 meters, so hungry were they to welcome the new season.
These trees have been sitting in a coffee compost over the Winter, with the soil and weeds that reached to the trunk cleared away, thus warming their roots for the fruiting task ahead.
Growing flower buds prepare to bloom, in a sea of white, yellow, and green.
A bee in mid flight, slowing with almost full pollen baskets, just behind her third pair of legs.
And the Santa Rosa is following the Satsuma’s lead. We are expecting a bumper crop this year.
For all my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, Springtime is nearly here. Get outside and have a look around. It won’t wait for you :)
- The time is ripe for the plum (telegraph.co.uk)
- Autumn leaves arrive early after dry spring (guardian.co.uk)
- Photo Gallery of a Cherry-Plum Tree (riosambagardeningjournal.wordpress.com)