Saturday, September 4, 2010

Blossom baby blossom

When we bought this place, we were told this was a plum tree.

I got slightly excited, that was until he mentioned that it hadn't produced any fruit for a while. I'm not sure how long. In fact i dont know anything about it, but what i do know is that i'm not giving up hope just yet. Especially not today.

About 2 months ago my lovely mother-in-law/Chief gardening adviser helped find out how to revive it and then we attacked it with a huge pruning session removing all the dead and non-essential growth. We crossed our fingers and let it be, hoping it would magically put its fruit producing ability back to good use.

Yesterday, i was shifting all the offcuts into a new pile of crap for the dump. A particularly pretty pile of crap actually - because it was blossoming.
It took a good 10 minutes to realise that the blossoming was in fact the branches we removed in the plum tree revival attempt, and what do you know the entire tree is now in blossom. Cross your fingers that this is the start of our first fruit season from our very own revived plum tree!

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