More March magic. March is shopping time. Each year, I eagerly await the catalogue to be released. I know what I want. I've been planning for a few months now. How will it look? Where will I put it? Will it fit?
Here's my shopping list;
1 x Pomme de Neige
1 x Fenouillet Gris
1 x Esopus Spitzenburg
1 x Court Pendu Plat
1 x Calville Blanc d'Hiver
1 x Catshead
1 x Van de Man
My order will arrive in the mail sometime in June. Which gives me time to get everything ready. Can you guess I'm talking apples trees? Aren't their names just beautiful? Beats a Jonathan any day. These are lovely old French varieties, some dating back to the 1600s, some even to Roman times. My own French antique collection for the garden!
If you want some March apple magic yourself, get over here and have a browse. They have an incredible collection available. They're lovely, gorgeous folk and mail Australia wide. And the website has loads of tips for easy espaliering.
You see, despite our house being 100 years old on an acre of land, there wasn't a fruit tree on the place when we arrived. So each year I buy a few more trees so eventually, I'll be to give away baskets of fruit like this one here, that a friend delivered to me recently. And that really will be magical.