From Flowers to Fruit – My Garden

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Welcome to a peek at my garden! This is something I love posting about so I can see how it changes every year. This year I’ve made a big change – fruit instead of flowers.

Usually my garden is a muddy little patch full of small bedding flowers and ornaments. Another Spring rolls by and yet again it’s covered in weeds. My memory wanders to the previous year when I spent a whole day de-weeding, only for it to rain for a week and it looked like I never even bothered. So yeah, I dug it up and covered it over lol. You know what? I’ve never been happier.

I love the new look as it’s much neater and generally tidier. The upkeep is also a lot less, no weeding every week, so it’s perfect for me with my full-time job.

So, from flowers to fruit. I figured fruit also flowers so I could still have a pretty garden in Spring, only this time it would be healthier as I’d have a constant supply of fruit in the Summer and Autumn.

So what did I get? I have a dwarf cherry tree and a dwarf apple tree, the fruit on both of them grows up the trunk which I think is a little odd. The apple tree came with a disease called canker, the bark looks funny and starts to die. Unfortunately it was half way down the trunk so I had to cut it right down. The good news is it looks green so the tree should grow nice and healthy now 🙂

I also bought a fig bush. I don’t ever remember trying a fresh fig, but it’s meant to taste very nice and meaty. Mother likes figs so if I don’t like them she can have them 🙂

In the baskets I have a trailing blackberry bush and a trailing raspberry bush, both are thornless and bred for handing baskets. I thought this would be nice when my nephews come over because they can eat as many as they like and not get hurt.

And yes, I simply had to get a rose! It’s the newest of them all 🙂 I’ve wanted to get one for years now. At my local garden center the lady was kind enough to explain to me all about pruning and when to deadhead the flowers. She also explained that the best type for my little patch would be a patio rose as they don’t grow too big 😀 I’m very excited. It should bloom throughout the Summer and maybe in to the Autumn. So yes, I’ve finally realised a gardening dream.

On a final note, my Virginia Creeper, which is now 3 years old, is finally growing thick and healthy! It took long enough but I love it.

I’d like to know what you guys are growing in your gardens this year 🙂 Is it anything new? Flowers, fruit, or veg? How’s it going, any pests?

Comment below and let me know 😀

 

 

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