Orchard in bloom at Appletree Luxury Self-catering Cottage for eight Loch Lomond
With the beginning of May, the apple trees around Appletree Cottage and Shandon Farm are coming into full bloom
The trees around Appletree Cottage are part of the more recent planting.
The glorious sunny weather we've been having provides great opportunity for the bees and other insects to do their bit. The blossoms on the trees range from white to deep pink.
As well as around 350 Appletree's we have 2 pear trees - which this year are looking very promising. We may get our first pears yet if this blossom is anything to go by.
The Beauty of Moray trees are a very similar shape to the pear trees and have a similar amount of blossom this year
The first trees were planted in March 2014 and have now started producing apples in reasonable quantities. After picking we press the apples - mixing varieties together - to produce juice which we bottle and sell locally.
During the recent lockdown for Covid-19 it has been sad to see the cottage empty of visitors during such spectacularly beautiful weather. Hoping that you'll all come and visit us when things get back to normal. In the meantime stay well and stay safe.