A journal of my favourite pastimes gardening, farming and sewing.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Back out into Garden

Well the fruit trees have been planted for a month now and are showing signs of budding etc.  The stone fruit seem to be the fore runners with the berries next and the apples bringing up the rear.  Makes sense given fruiting times.  In anticipation of a predicted rain event (hah!) I have lightly fertilised them all and watered that in.  Don't trust the weather.

The varieties we planted include:
Photos courtesy of Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

 We also bought two more varieties of raspberry, a youngberry and two double grafted apples.  

Now I am investigating fig tree varieties - its hard to decide, so many varieties have been recommended to me.  And citrus varieties - I'm thinking a couple of lemons, oranges, mandarin, lemonade, lime (climate permitting).

If all this comes off, I'll be one busy person over the next few months.