Some of the apples developing nicely in Old School Garden- but due to a late frost, flower wilt and insect attack, most of the trees are showing only a afew if any fruit.
Some of the apples developing nicely in Old School Garden– but due to a late frost, flower wilt and insect attack, most of the trees are showing only a few, if any, fruit.

‘Is it not a pleasant sight to behold a multitude of  trees round about, in decent form and order, bespangled and gorgeously apparelled with green leaves, blooms and goodly fruits as with a rich robe of embroidered work, or as hanging with some precious and costly jewels or pearls, the boughs laden and burdened, bowing down to you, and freely offering their ripe fruits as a large satisfaction of all your labours?’

Ralph Austen ‘A Treatise of Fruit – Trees’ 1653