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!
35 thoughts on “Apple Blossom”
Hope he gets to and has fun picking apples x #magic moments
So do I! He will be so upset if we don’t get apples on the tree!
How lovely to be able to watch it grow. Hope you get a good crop of apples to munch on!
I know, he is really enjoying the experience.
Looks very promising, I will have to go and see what my little tree is up too!
I know, exciting!
Very never seen an Apple Blossom before and it’s so beautiful! I’m sure Monkey will be thrilled when he sees the apples 🙂
It’s beautiful, we had lots of apple trees as kids, really makes you feel that better days are ahead.
I do love your close up garden photos, our blossom is just flowering too and I love it all so much. #magicmoments
Thank you, it’s wonderful isn’t it – love this time of year.
Oh, that is special, and such beautiful blossom. Hope you get some apples!
So do I or there will be trouble!
What beautiful shots! I went to the zoo yesterday with my one year old and it was brilliant to look at all the animals afresh and new. It was like I had never seen them before either. Happy days xxx
I think having children opens your eyes to the whole world in a different way to be honest. You realise what a magical world we live in.
I can see a lot of apple pies and jams on your way =) whatsthestory
They’ll be eaten straight from the tree hopefully 🙂
Ooh lovely – how fantastic that Monkey will get to see the fruits of his labour (boom, boom). And I never knew that Waitrose did trees!
Fingers are very much crossed.
It looks as though it’s doing very well. I have a pear tree in the garden and it shoots off leaves each year but no blossom yet
I’m really hoping we get apples!
I hope we get apples.
Oh wow how exciting Mary. It’s so great seeing something grow like this, Monkey must have been beside himself – and you too I’d imagine. It looks beautiful too. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory
It’s just lovely that he helped to plant the tree, fingers crossed for apples!
How lovely! We finally have blossom on the trees here, and it is so pretty x Enjoy your tree x
Thanks, blossom just makes so much difference doesn’t it 🙂
Gorgeous pictures – I love it when the children notice things I might take for granted. Currently they are fascinated by dew-laden spider webs. #whatsthestory
Children just give you a whole new perspective don’t they.
awww Mary thats fantastic that Monkey got to plan his own tree and now see it growing!
thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments
It’s wonderful to see his enjoyment.
Ah so lovely! We planted out apple tree 3 years ago now and we’ve a lot of blossom at the moment – it’s amazing how fast it grows each year! Hopefully I might even get enough apples this year for one apple crumble! Simple things keep me happy 😉
Thanks for joining in and sharing this x
Fingers crossed for both of us!
Some gorgeous pictures there, really hope you get some apples later this year.
So do I
My goodness, I didn’t realise how pretty they were, before the apples arrived! x
They really are pretty, definitely brighten up our garden.