This picture is of my blueberry plant. I bought one bush in 2007 but it was only a young plant and I didn't get any berries off it last year. Blueberries like to be planted in ericaceous compost as they like the soil to be on the acid side. You can get self-fertile bushes, however, you still get a better crop if two or more bushes are planted in close proximity. I bought a second, more mature plant last year and now both of the bushes are getting ready to produce their deep blue berries. I'm hoping to get a good harvest from both of the plants this year which will please my children immensely. The question is, will I get any?
It's been a gorgeous week here in West Yorkshire and I've got lots done. Today I have been giving the garden an overhaul, repotting Fuchsia's and Hosta's and top dressing and feeding other plants.
Our pet rabbits, Monty and Sammy, have moved house from the patio up onto the grass. During the drier months they have access to their runs on the grass directly from their hutches. During the winter months we move them down onto the patio as the grass seems to get so waterlogged. On drier days we do still let them have a run round on the grass, which they love.
My winter hanging baskets have now been cleared out and are all ready to be planted up with summer bedding. They won't be hung outside though until all risk of frost has gone.