This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Apple (self-fertilising)

I have 9 apples on my miniature self-fertilising apple tree. This is an all time record for me! In the last two years I had zero apples and before that my all time record was 2. The difference... this year I managed to remove some catapillers in Spring, deter an army of ants and I gave it some feed. So far so good!

I've noticed a growing ant population on my property in Northern Ireland. They are tiny like the ones in Florida and their bite is just as bad!

Unfortunately I don't know the variety of this apple tree.

1 comment:

  1. Your apples look great. I hope Northern Ireland isn't getting fire ants----surely not!!