Saturday, 7 May 2016

Tree Following - May be or May not......

So we have reached May.  Before we got to May we kept having frost.  Sometimes quite a bit of frost.

I worry for my quincelets.
The quince blossom is now opening, some of it looks perfect like this.  Blossoms like this one give me hope.
Some look a little splayed, now this may be ok, but it might be a sign of not being ok.
Some look wizened.  I am not sure when wizened is ever used in a positive context, it is not a good sign.
Some blossom has yet to open, this gives me considerable hope.  I hope that these are not damaged by the recent frost and still have a chance.
I stare at the bases of the petals to see if that is a pre-quincelet, it could be.
Even this one, which looks a bit frost damaged, might have a bit of a pre-quince.....

I can only hope.

More trees being following can be found here thanks to Squirrelbasket.

8 comments :

  1. Hi Alison, I'm excited too as my new quince tree (Meeches Prolific) planted a week ago also has lots of lovely buds. It's looking rather droopy despite frequent watering, so I'm just hoping it will have lots of blossom and fruit later in the season. Hope your fruit set is good :-)

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    1. Thanks Nic, lets hope that we both get some fruit this year.

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  2. Wishing you the best of luck for quinces this year. Mine is in full leaf but no flowers yet :( So may have to spend on my hopes on yours

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    1. Thanks :) I hope you get some blossom soon.

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  3. Well at least the flowers are pretty...
    The weather has been a bit strange this year, one minute very cold, the next very wet.
    All the best :)

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    1. It has been an odd weather year - a short heatwave and a chilly weekend are on the horizon.

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    2. Your quince looks so promising. Mine has produced lots of flowers, but the leaves were damaged by frost last night. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  4. Good luck with the remaining flower buds!

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