Monday, 7 April 2014

Tree following - April

Last month I joined in the memo of 'tree following' hosted by Lucy at Loose and Leafy.  So April is my first update of following my quince tree.
Now you could say that a tree is not going to move very much, but in terms of growth my quince has moved on lots.  It had a spray of green this time last month, but now the leaves are coming out, they were a very limey green at first and I was delighted to see a ladybird wandering around hopefully disposing of any aphids.
Early in the month there was the hint that there might be buds wrapped up in the parcel of leaves as they began to unfurl.
Now it is definite that buds have formed, lots of buds.  The leaves are losing their initial brightness and getting bigger.  The big question is will this be the year I harvest my first quince?  I am, in truth, living in hope.  I am holding off looking for quince jelly recipes just yet though.

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  1. Very impressed with your ladybird! (And the quince, which looks very healthy, of course.)

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    1. I was very pleased with the ladybird too, the red worked well on the green leaves :)

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  2. Lets hope it has at least one fruit. Could you make one-fruit jam?

    (Your link from Loose and Leafy didn't work. It had an extra l on the end of html so when clicked it said the page didn't exist. I've deleted it and reinserted it (without the spare l). It's ok now but that will explain why it's in a different position in the list. Lucy.)

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    1. Thanks - much appreciated! sorry about that.

      I could make one-fruit jam, or I might get so excited about it I might have it stuffed and framed :)

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  3. I love the colour of the leaves! Hope you get some fruit!

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  4. How exciting, waiting for your first fruit!

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  5. I am anxiously watching my 3 year old quince like you hoping for some fruit this year. It has several buds so I am hopeful. Has yours any flower buds yet?

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    1. Yes mine has quite a few buds, its flowered more and more each year but the fruit is yet to set unfortunately

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  6. I just came over from the meme. Quince is fairly rare isn't it? I hope you get fruit.

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  7. Just growing my first quince pips this year and they're germinating well. I had no idea what the tree was like!

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  8. What an amazing green! Hope you have some lovely quince flowers soon...

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  9. Mmm, quince jelly, I can almost taste it - hope this is the year you need a recipe!

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