The Crab Apple Avenue (Malus 'Evereste') is in full flower- so pretty- white blossom opened up from pink tinged buds over three weeks ago, and has held on through sun, rain and hail. Long grass at the base of the trees is dotted with stray cow parsley that has taken over from the snakeshead fritillaries – together the trees and grass frame a walk through the garden inviting you to wander down to Hannah's Wood. I can imagine in a few years when the trees grow together into a tunnel, it will be magical. I'm thinking about planting some white camassias amongst the trees too- we have blue camassias all over the winter garden, but I'd like to keep this walk white.
This fantastic little tree works hard in a garden- it will star again in Autumn with autumn foliage, and produces miniature 'Gala' like crab apples that stay on the branches till the birds feast on them- something to look forward to at the end of summer!