Traditionally we are not safe from frost until mid-May, and we now have to sit back with crossed fingers, hoping that our fruit crops will survive.
Above is our Greengage tree; an over-sweet plum when fully ripe, that also attracts egg-laying insects. Almost every ripe fruit contains a wriggling grub. It makes you wonder why we grow the wretched thing.
This is the Pear tree that bears inedible fruit. Whilst on the tree they are hard and grainy, and when they drop they instantly turn to mush. Even so, it's wonderful when in flower.
And this pink blossom is on one of our better Peach trees. This winter I pruned-back most of our Peach and Nectarine trees to almost nothing. The fruit grows on the previous year's wood, and they had all become rather straggly like the one above; its turn for a trim will come next year, by which time the others should have returned to fruiting.
Also in flower are the good Pears, Cherries and Plums.... I can't wait!