Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Cold and Frosty Morning


Some wintry weather here – at last! I’m not looking forward to the snow that the forecasters say will arrive in this part of the world tonight, but I do enjoy frosty nights followed by sunny days. As I rushed out early to get some wintry landscape photos before the frost started to melt, I found myself singing the old nursery rhyme:

Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
On a cold and frosty morning.

So that’s something I need to add to the garden I’m going to have When I am Rich – a mulberry bush. Or why not make it a tree? I’m told that the black mulberry is the best variety to grow for its fruit and it should reach about 50 feet when it’s mature. I’ll need to reserve plenty of space for it.


SquirrelQueen said...

Brr, that is a cold looking scene. We are having heavy fog and near freezing temps but no snow.

A mulberry tree would be nice but I would need a house with a bigger yard. Aw, when we are rich all these things will be possible.

Friko said...

It's already over again here, for the moment. All this fuss, just because the South East is getting hit by a few snowflakes. If it's the Home Counties it must be serious!

You turn up so rarely that I am in danger of forgetting you. Hurry up staying poor, then you can tell me about all the things you'll do when the lottery ship comes in.

Friko said...

PS: I thought mulberry bushes need years to grow before they produce fruit? Wrong?

When I am Rich said...

Yes, Friko, I agree - a lot of fuss about not very much. A few inches of snow fell here during Saturday night but caused no problems and it's almost all gone now. I think the forecasters issue these dire warnings so no one can say 'But we didn't know this might happen!'

On the question of mulberry trees, they are usually slow growing but I found a nursery selling small pot grown trees which, they say, should start fruiting after 2 or 3 years. Of course, When I am Rich I'll be able to afford to hire some expert landscape gardeners to transplant some mature specimens for me.

jakill said...

If you start growing the right kind of mulberry tree now, you might be able to breed some silkworms to make you rich. (Some hope.)

Linda Daunter said...

nice photo!