Friday, 23 September 2011

Spring Blossom

Good pollination weather over the last week.
Mild mornings warm days no rain, cherry trees are flowering nicely.

Empress cherries are at petal fall to shuck fall, with other varieties in full bloom to almost in full bloom. Time will tell what our fruit set is like, but looks promising.

Bees must be our best workers all year.

In the Garden

Saturday, 17 September 2011

In the orchard September 15

Empress Cherries flowering - planted 1999 - Australian variety. Taken 15 September 2011.

20 Bee Hives placed in orchard with good pollination weather so far.



Below- Young fruitlets-Solar Nugget Apricot.
Same trees as previous blossom photo last blog.

Below-Orange Red apricot blossom-French variety