Sunday, 7 September 2014

Tree following, its beginning to turn

or Episode 7 
I am now seven episodes and therefore seven months into following my quince tree and now I can that it is starting to turn.

Last month saw spurts of growth and this spurs have reached as far as they will this year I think.
Meanwhile the older leaves are looking, well, older
Something has been having a nibble and tunnel around in this one.
The first signs of leaf turn are happening, just gently at the moment.
But I expect it to speed up soon.
It is fascinating watching the tree change through the seasons.  I wonder how many leaves will be left next month?

To see more trees being followed look here.  A huge thanks to Lucy for hosting this meme.

5 comments :

  1. Although tunnellers may be pests, I like to see their results - especially the way the tunnel gets wider as the creature eating the leaf gets fatter. I don't think I've seen a plant / tree that appears to have suffered much from this - or can they be really bad for the tree's health?

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  2. It's great watching the smallest changes in our trees....
    Amanda x

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  3. Oh dear, autumn is just around the corner now, so I guess your next photos in October will look very different!

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  4. I thought like you that all my quincelets had dropped off but now I find to my delight that there are 2 nice quinces looking plump and healthy. Next year I expect you will have some too.

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  5. Autumn seems to be coming early this year, thanks, no doubt, to the dry summer. Your quince leaves look terribly grown up, all of a sudden. Maybe next year will be the Year of the Quince...

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