Miffy loves cherry trees! The colours range from white to deep pink and they are a true sign of warmer weather on the horizon.
Cherry trees are one of Miffy’s favourites, so she wants to share a guide on how to grow your own – it’s as simple as can be!
The best time to plant cherry trees is between November and March, once the ground is no longer frozen, so now is a good time to get planting.
1. Dig a hole 60x60cm and 30cm deep. Add a layer of compost to the base of the hole and dig in.
2. Place the root of your cherry tree sapling in the planting hole.
3. Adjust the tree it is planted at the same depth as it was originally growing. Make sure the top of the root is level with the soil surface. Fill the rest of the hole with compost.
4. Miffy needs help from Mother Bun for this next step! Ask an adult to stand the tree up using a stake and two tree ties. Now it’s fully supported against the wind.
5. Water your cherry tree well and add about 5cm of bark chippings around the root area.
Once planted, Miffy knows that flowering cherries need very little aftercare. They may need watering during in summer and plant food in spring.
And that’s it! Now all you have to do is wait for summer and you can see your Miffy cherry blossom trees flowering.