This photo was taken a few days ago of mr digandweed down on the allotment with the little apple tree .
It is a rosette apple tree; a Christmas present from my sister and brother-in-law.
It has been tucked away in a sheltered corner of our garden away from damaging winds and frost, but, down on the lottie,
the ground had already been prepared and it was time to plant it out.
There has been much talk recently in the media about mycorrhizal fungus which can be bought in garden centres and is said to aid root formation and help plants to establish more quickly.
As a trial, we sprinkled some into the hole before planting the tree.
The tree already looks right at home in its new position.
Meanwhile. the plum tree is covered in delicate white blossom; the promise of a harvest to come!
A quick trip down to the lottie this morning revealed little buds opening on the apple tree.
Fingers crossed for a bountiful harvest!