Yesterday I noticed my mini apple tree was comming into bloom, it’s only buds so far but I expect the first flowers to open tomorrow.

Last year it only had a few blooms and no apples at all, this year it is completely covered in buds so I am hopefull.

This small apple tree is ideal for small spaces and can even be grown in a pot on your balcony, you can even make a hedge when you put a few in a row. The one I have is called ‘minitree Redlane’ and it doesn’t need another apple tree to get fruit.

But cos they are so pretty I bought another one last year, it had pretty white flowers last year and no apples but this year I can’t see any buds…maybe next year hey !

The Redlane has pretty dark pink buds.

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Have a great week you all and don’t work too hard, enjoy the outside. Thanks for visiting, it’s much appreciated.

Please feel free if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to help you if I can.



Normally we have snow and ice and freezing temperatures in February, but what is normal these day hey ?  I love love love this weather but it scares me too, it is not just one day it is 2 weeks already and going on….

I took some pictures yesterday.

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This crocus is so easy to grow, you just plant them, that is all and they’ll spread themselves all over the garden. Once every 5 years or so you dig them up after flowering and you make new clumps, that is it.

I am thinking of growing the saffron crocus, does any of you have experience with this crocus ? If so I’d love to hear from you.

I hope all is well with you all, have a great SUNday followed by a great week !

Thanks for visiting.