Last summer we planted a Jersey Blueberry – purchased near Ness Gardens up North – to mark our visit to the Mister’s relations on the Wirral.
We only bought one blueberry bush, but it’s self-fertile. It’s doing very well, and is in a large pot – all the better to keep the condition of the ericaceous soil, needed for good cropping blueberries.
On Sunday the stalks of the plant were starting to prick with growing buds, but otherwise the stalks and the plant was fairly bare and twiggy.
It rained a little in the middle of the night and then on Monday, lo and behold: tons of little flower clusters.
Blueberry flowers are fairly unassuming – pale little flower bells that grow in small clusters.
And you know what flowers means!
Flowers is fruit.