Saturday, December 15, 2012

A plumcot!

I admit I spend a bit of space on this blog whingeing about our garden challenges, but today I'm happy to share an unexpected surprise.
Nine years after planting, and unexpectedly, our plumcot has yielded it's very first fruit. To be honest, whilst it is a very nice specimen of a tree we had just about written this one off for ever giving fruit. So it just goes to show, you never know what Mother Nature has planned.
As the name suggests, plumcots are plum and apricots crosses. It's about the size and shape of a nice apricot with a lovely rosy colour. We have about a dozen or so fruit on the tree, and ripening before Christmas, they haven't fallen prey to those foul fruit fly.
Can't wait to try it.

In other news, and very sadly - our male silky, Jack, died this morning. He was advanced in years for a chicken - we got him from a family who had had him and his mate Fluffy for 5 years, and that was 5 years ago. All in all, a long life.

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