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My cherry tree 'Summer Sun' is now in full bloom and looking (and smelling) amazing.  

The new Tamar cherry 'Birchenhayes' with 'Summer Sun' in the background - the little thin trunk is Birchenhayes. I think Summer Sun was smaller than that when I planted her. I'm pleased they have come into bloom at the same time, as Birchenhayes needs a pollinator, and they will look great side by side once the younger tree is a bit bigger.  Fingers crossed for some decent fruit this year. 

The Morwellham pear is flowering her socks off (on the left below: the fuzzy blossom in the background is Summer Sun again, with the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor in the distance. I hope there is another pear tree around somewhere as a pollinator, as I only have this one. According to the label this was supposed to have pink blossom! I prefer white, but I just hope I have a scion of the right tree...

The apple trees are very nearly in bloom, but not quite - their pink buds are just unfurling.  I think one more day might do it. 
The wood anemone colony that I planted a few years ago near the compost bins is really well established now, you'd almost think it was wild. And here's a male fern looking all curly and shaggy as it uncoils.

The peas are just showing their heads in the raised bed at the back on the right - on the left in that bed is mostly onions.  One advantage of the endlessly-growing dratted hazel hedges: I always have an ample supply of peasticks.   I've just sown some more peas in the nearer bed. That's a line of strawberries in the foreground, then there is a line of borage either side, and some beetroot. 

And finally, Mollydog is moulting, so today I took her out in the garden and gave her a good brush.  This is what came out!  You wouldnt' think she had that much hair to shed.  Those are bluebells in the background, by the way. 

I have done a bit of weeding and tidying today, but mostly it seemed like the sort of day where you lie on the lawn admiring the blueness of the sky, so I did that.   



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10th Apr, 2011 21:20 (UTC)
I think I can smell that blossom from here! Beautiful.
11th Apr, 2011 11:31 (UTC)
That's an impressive amount of dog hair - some lucky birds are going to have de luxe nests this year...
12th Apr, 2011 21:45 (UTC)
I like to think of the cats and dogs furnishing birdsnests - particularly the cats. I feel those cats really should give something back in return for their depredations, though nowadays they at least mostly seem to stick to mice and rabbits.
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