Whenever I think of a really nice street or whenever I drive down a street and think 'this is such a lovely street' there is one thing that is always the same.
Nice streets have nice trees. Big established trees, trees that blossom, trees that are great for climbing or trees that provide shelter, trees that encourage beautiful birds.
I have been wanting to fill our front yard with trees since we arrived three years ago. We have talked about trees and thought about trees, we did plant some hedge type trees but they looked wrong.
Then we planted a small flowering gum tree, but it wasn't right either so it got moved too.
Mr H planted a clump of random bulbs at one stage which looked truly awful and they got removed too.
Finally a few weeks ago we settled on getting fruit trees. Masters had a good range of fruit trees to choose from, plus other non fruiting trees but this time I really wanted to maximise our limited garden area and have trees that could do all the things we needed.
I want the front fence filled with fruit trees. We already have a nectarine tree and the neighbour has a great peach tree that hangs over our fence. We have a couple of lemon trees, a bay tree and a lime tree that is finally starting to produce the odd lime or too, so I asked Mr H to get apple and pear trees.
Mr H and Popps got everything they needed at Masters.
They came home and planted just two trees.
I was hoping for at least four.
They planted a nectarine tree and a peach tree. Exactly like we already have!
A little tanty from me and Mr H was back in the car!
There is now a third tree along the front fence, a lovely apple tree has joined the family and a hammock has snuck in too.
I have big plans for these trees. They are going to provide privacy for our very open to everyone front yard. They are going to attract birds (hopefully not possums but that is ok too). They will provide snacks of yummy fruit and lovely shade.
Just six weeks after planting we have the beginnings of some fruit.
Now I just need the remainder of the street to start planting lots of trees and we will one day live in one of those fabulous streets with all the lovely trees.
And I do still need a pear tree.
P.S. This is the second of my posts for Masters. If you missed the Magnetic Chalk Board Wall I did earlier, click back for a look.