This morning we woke to yet another hard frost, frozen ponds, white fields- the usual. It shouldn't have been a surprise considering the previous day had been glorious with clear sky and sun shine and the fact that most mornings this winter the temperature has been below zero. So why then did we forget to cover the Apricot ? At the weekend we noticed the flower buds were forming and so each evening we have been putting a sack over the tree to protect it from the frost, last night we forgot. It is too early to know if any damage has been done to the flower buds and not too disastrous if there has as in the first year it is recommended not to let the fruit set but I was looking forward to seeing all the fruit trees in blossom.
The fruit garden is looking really nice now. All the crocus and daffodils we planted are out, giving a lovely splash of colour and everywhere looks neat and tidy. So pleasing to see after years of it resembling a building site.