Spring has sprung (apparently) and all the trees have either blossomed or are at least budding, which is great news. A couple of the trees, however, have been a touch deer nibbled and are therefore are a little bit stunted. We will see how they fare over the summer; they may be replaced with the same variety in the winter if the damage is severe.
The recent frosts may well have meant that the earlier blossoming trees may not fruit, but this is no bad thing as it would be preferable that all the energy goes in to growth in this first year, rather than fruit production.
The next event in the orchard will be the Queen’s birthday on 13th June when the village hall committee will be organising a picnic amongst the trees.