My crabapple is putting on quite a display this year and the bees are loving it. I can't tell you how much I love this tree. Last year the leaves looked smaller and sparse so at the end of the year I sprinkled a bag of mushroom compost around the base of the tree. I hoped the nutrients would leach down into the soil slowly over the winter. As the seasons moves on I'll keep on eye on this tree to be sure it isn't in decline. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.