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Dragon’s blood

July 31, 2016 Leave a comment
Purple against a blue sky

Purple against a blue sky

These are some of the Dragon’s Blood plums, seen from underneath the branches.

There aren’t as many as usual for an ‘on’ year, maybe because of shot hole disease and aphids due to the wet spring.

But they’re big, and just as delicious and beautiful as ever with their startlingly bright red juice.

I wonder who decided that dragons have blood that colour …

Plum blossom

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment
First flowers to open in the orchard

First flowers to open in the orchard

Today was the first dry, sunny day for ages.

The dragon’s blood plum tree took advantage to open a couple of flowers.

It’s even overtaken the nectarine tree which hasn’t quite unfurled any petals yet.