Wednesday 22 May 2013


I spoke too soon, didn't I?  Yesterday I said it felt warmer.  Then I went out for morning playground duty and it was perishing cold!  Thank goodness it had warmed up by the afternoon when I was on duty again.  There was still quite a breeze but it was milder and very pleasant.
And that was the last morning duty for me this school year.  Next half term is my half term off!  Yay!
It doesn't feel all that warm outside at the moment but inside is pleasantly warm without the radiators, so it can't be all that bad.

As always, today is PPA first thing and then staff meeting after school.  And while all that excitement is going on my friend arrives and makes herself at home (I hope).  Three cheers!

Over the last few days my neighbours have been treated to the sight of me paining my mini apple tree.  Well, not really, but I have been attacking the poor things with a paint brush.  It's Beth's fault really - last year I got precisely three flowers and no apples from my new little redlove apple tree (well, it was a baby!).  This year she suggested I help the pollination on a little bit.  I have absolutely no idea whether it will work or not, I have a horrible feeling it won't and I will have to buy another one, but it's worth a try, isn't it. So for the next several evenings I will be painting the blossom as it opens!
Link to the photo and information.
Very pretty blossom, isn't it?
Three more days to go!


  1. I thought Redlove was self pollinating, but apparently it isn't. Suttons says 'Though not self-fertile, it's easily pollinated by other apple trees, even up to 300m away'. So you need to nick a few blossoms from next door's apple tree and be painting their pollen on instead...

    Or you could just buy another apple tree.

  2. Next door chopped a lot of their tree down - there may not be much left. I reckon it's going to have to be another tree which puts paid to apples this year, doesn't it? I will just have to wait and see what happens this year.

    J x