Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Garden of Westhill - 18

September 2010 and the plums were ready for havesting.

These Victoria plums were absolutely delicious. This is rather a sore point, because this year there are none! We had an unusually mild spell in March 2012 and the tree was covered in blossom. The begining of April (Holy Week) saw dreadful weather with heavy falls of snow and all the blossom was destroyed.

However, as the tree has been putting no effort into producing fruit this year it has put on quite a growth spurt, so perhaps 2013 will see a heavy harvest - hope springs eternal!

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