I found one of the celeriacs had gone to seed, so I that is on the compost heap. It was about the size of a tennis ball. No point in trying to save it, the last one was as tough as old boots and didn't cook down at all.
I took some pictures of the new apple trees, just to say what they looked like after their first year. (A bit blurry, but I find the camera on the phone is much more sensitive to camera shake than the proper camera is)
|James Grieve close-up|
|Kidd's Orange Red (no fruit but some new growth)|
|Howgate Wonder (deceased)|
|Old apple tree (east) lots of blossom in spring, smallish fruit,but lots of them, and clean|
|the west old apple tree which is not well, not much blossom and scabby fruit.|
The next two trees I bought were planted in pots, and they have done amazingly well. Both have lots of leaves, new side-shoots and I even had to summer prune them. I have allowed each one to keep three apples, I pulled a couple off each tree, apparently I should really have pulled them all off in their first year, but I just couldn't do it.