Ballambar – Early Summer
In the last 2 weeks we’ve had 23mm + 7mm + 7mm in three separate bouts of rain. Rain on the roof is music for the mind – rain running into the tanks is bliss for the brain.
The strawberries, black- and tayberries as well as the raspberries are all fruiting.
This little pear, shown with its companions, was only planted this year, and it’s already fruiting – that’s a first for us.
Many of the trees we planted last year are now bearing first fruits. This is so exciting! If all goes according to plan, we may have something like 3 plum, 8 pear and about 10 apple varieties to sample, together with maybe 3 or 4 different types of grapes. Not big harvests yet, but enough to sample and share a handful with our neighbours.
Most of our citrus trees, except (sadly) for one Tahitian Lime are all showing good signs recovering from the frost damage.
Now the challenge is to keep the birds away from the fruits and out of the berries, but that is a totally different story!
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