The strawberries are thriving, at least for now while they aren't ripe yet. I am starting to search for bird nets on the internet as I suspect that as soon as the strawberries ripen they will disappear.
My other strawberries seem to have a sticky substance in the leaves. I found the bug that seems to be responsible for this - but I yet do not know its name. It is some kind of green larva. It seems to prefer strawberries as other plants are nearby with no visible sticky substance.
The apple trees are still in blossom and the cherry trees started doing what they do best: to produce cherries. I am yet to buy tree nets as I struggle to find the right kind on Ebay.
In the meantime I have started some tomatos, string beans and french dwarf beans from seed. They are still indoors and growing well. I will have to wait until May to plant them as right now is too cold.
|Bardsey apple tree in blossom|
The Lilac tree is more Lilac than ever. Quite beautiful actually.
|Lilac tree blossom|
Finally, the Quince tree is also in blossom now. Currently I am not happy with the tree shape but I will wait until its in full leaf to see how I am going to prune it.
|Quince tree blossom|