A few snowy and icy days provided an opportunity for some lovely, wintry photos of a rather superb crab apple.
Spring-time in the orchard and beautiful blossom buds are about to burst into life. So why is it such a tense and worrying time..?
Here’s a brief taster of four orchards that I visited in early June (longer write-ups to follow in due course).
Enjoy this selection of photos of the Hall’s heritage pear trees in full bloom a couple of weeks ago.
A few chilly images of the Apprentice House orchard at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal.
A few pics, taken in haste before my fingers froze, on a bitterly cold January morning,.
In which a few colour plates from an old plant catalogue leads to an hour’s worth of speculative detective work.
2020 has been a rather excellent year for fruit blossom. Here’s a gallery of some examples I’ve seen in various places.