Monday, October 31


Several years ago I found this apple
tree right at the back of a plant nursery.
It had been put there and to a large 
extent, forgotten. The owners offered 
it to me for $50. I hesitated, went home,
but then decided to go back a buy it,
a decision I have never regretted.

It's a compact form, not having
many side branches, in fact the type is called
Ballerina.  This particular variety is 
know as Bolero.
Although close to being 2 metres tall
it has much of the bonsai look to it.

Ideally suited to growing in a pot
it has barely increased in size in all the time 
that I have had it.

This photo I took perhaps 6 years ago,
but the one with the blossom I took