In the depth of winter last year we received a very special package from Waitrose. Our very own Apple Tree. I sent Daddy P and Monkey out into the garden on a cold and rather wet day and gave them instructions on where I wanted our fruit tree planting. Annoyingly the photos of that event are on the PC that has died and is still waiting to be fixed. You’ll just have to take my word! The tree was planted and we waited, hoping that one day we would see apple blossom.
Monkey has been checking on the tree throughout the winter. Nothing yet Mummy. Just be patient, look at all the other plants in the garden, when you can see buds we can check again.
Then we noticed some changes, would we be seeing some apple blossom soon? The first of April brought us leaves unfurling.
We kept checking, until on Easter Sunday, mid way through our Easter Egg hunt we saw apple blossom buds!
When would we get to see the apple blossom in all its glory? …… We didn’t have to wait too long ….
This was the sight yesterday! Our apple tree has apple blossom! We are all rather excited.
According to the fact sheet that Waitrose kindly sent us with our tree, the Scrumptious Apple tree should blossom from April to May and we should get lots of lovely apples in September!
So this may be a bit different from my normal Magic Moment or What’s the Story? post, but actually it’s so wonderful seeing Monkey’s excitement. It’s special. He planted that tree with his Daddy, now he can see the apple blossom, and hopefully later this year he’ll be picking his own apples. What could be better than that!