Apple Times

apple times

With our new (well we have lived here for two years now, but it still feels new) house came two apple trees. I great happiness to me, I planted an apple and a peach tree at our old house, that had quite a barren garden, just a lot of lawn, and the peach really flourished, and the apple was looking good, but to young to give any fruit yet. I hope they still stand where I put them.

dsc03138aI have no idea what kind these are, they are both red, one more than the other, and one ripens a few weeks earlier. They were probably planted about when the house was built, 20 years ago, taken care of by the first owner, and then neglected by the second. We are the third owners. I got a book about pruning and have slowly started to cut them down to a reasonable size and a healthier look, and it is really paying of, more apples every year. 🙂 dsc03130aThe closest tree is slanting away from us in this picture, and I am going to try to “train” a big branch to lean more in this direction. Thats going to be interesting!

There were not that many apples from the slanting tree, but way more than last year, so we are making progress. I can see that it is feeling better, shooting new branches and being leafier than before. The few apples that grew were nice big ones too. I made juice in my old inherited “saftmajasteam juicer. I’ll write about that soon. dsc03143-copySome flowery fragrancy goodness. I love having a garden! Left to right, Swedish to English: Kaprifol = Honeysuckle, Luktärt = Sweat Pea and Ringblomma = Marigold

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