I noticed yesterday that the Plum trees are in flower. I have no doubt that they will suffer from frost between now and Springtime, meaning that unless they magically re-flower we won't have any Plums this year.
I've also noticed that the buds on the Peach trees are swelling. Disastrous. My fingers are crossed, but I feel it might be in vain (as it so often is).
Do you suffer much from frost down there? Fingers crossed that they will survive. Nothing better than juicy, ripe plums straight from the tree.ReplyDelete
I've known temperatures down to around -10, but they're rare. Most years we have frosts that are capable of killing plants.Delete
It is plum season here in NZ. It does seem mighty early for blossoms.ReplyDelete
Crazy; and the one I've illustrated usually has bumper crops too. Maybe it'll be OK.Delete
It does seem early for blossom. I hope the frosts don't do too much damage. I've noticed other people writing about signs of spring in their blogs but I haven't noticed many signs here. Its still warm but a cold blast is coming in at the end of the week. We are going to prune roses and grapes in the next week or so and then I expect a few weeks later to see the buds sprouting.ReplyDelete
We're supposed to be having 20 C today; it was almost that yesterday.Delete
Lots of frosts to come in France. Fruit buds will die. The Lord will come and the quince will live.ReplyDelete
You forgot my rubbish grapes... they always survive too.Delete
Can you cover them with frost cloth like we have here in Tucson ?ReplyDelete
They're too big really, although I suppose it would be possible. I prefer to cross my fingers, and hope.Delete
It is dangerously frost free here too Cro and as you say it doesn't bode well for fruit in the coming year.ReplyDelete
Some of the trees are not yet in flower, we have several varieties.Delete
Very pretty but, as you say, also very early. Let's hope you don't get any frosts.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure we will. We can expect frost right up until 'The Ice Saints', who appear on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of May.Delete
It's topsy-turvy everywhere. I dare say you'll be buying more stone fruit at the market this year.ReplyDelete
You've got a thing at the end of your blog posts where presumably an algorithm seems to pick out old posts with related topics. For some reason this topic has suggested your Kim Jong-Un Style Award!
Kim is a well known Plum aficionado.Delete
I've been hearing this from all over the northern hemisphere, except eastern Canada where there have been record snowfalls. It is disturbing.ReplyDelete
We have buds on trees also and spring temperatures. I love spring, but early February is too early. It makes me concerned about what the temps will be in summer.ReplyDelete