Finally we have blossom. A full month late compared to previous years. I spotted the first five individual flowers on one of our Golden Plum trees two days ago, 23 April.
By yesterday the number had quadrupled. Other trees are not far behind. But just as we are beginning to hope the cold times are over, the forecasters promise that a blast of cold air with overnight frosts will sweep across the country from the North this weekend.
You have to feel sorry for the blossom. Having waited all this time before it dares to flower, it now faces damage from frost.
The weather can be cruel.
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