Apple blossom coalescing in a puddle
I spent a blustery hour wandering around Sheppy’s cider orchards yesterday morning, during a gap in the showers. Needless to say, the weather was too rough for any pollinating insects to be out, in fact there was a disheartening amount of blossom being blown off the branches! Hopefully a more settled week ahead…
It’s interesting to see the three different orchards, reflecting how the management and growing of apples has changed over time.
Sheppy’s new post and wire cider orchard, the modern way!
Sheppy’s mm106 cider orchard, planted 1975
Sheppy’s traditional standard cider orchard
Not sure of the variety, but this block of mm106 cider trees were looking particularly beautiful.
Apple blossom on the 3rd May
There is some lovely fruit blossom out at the moment, hopefully we will have some good weather this coming week for the pollinators…
Blenheim Orange, looking promising… 3rd May
Jean Pierre keeping guard in the orchard
Cherry ‘Stella’ blossom, 27th April