Friday, 7 October 2016

Tree following October 2016 - I have a cunning plan....

The quince tree has spent the last four weeks contemplating its lack of fruit and we have agreed that things cannot continue as they are.  As the tree prepares for its winter slumber I have made a pact with it to enable progress.
The tree is growing well and there are long shoots developing year on year.  The tree is, however, based in a bit of a shady spot.  There is a large field maple that overshadows it.
I have promised the quince that I will prune back the field maple to let more light get through.  This is my half of the pact.
The quince tree, in reality, made no response to this information; it being a tree it has little capacity to do much other than waggle its branches in some of tree-code.  I suspect that such waggling could be caused by a passing breeze.  I did decide though that silence was consent and so I think we have agreement.  The quince will do its best, its very best, to produce a mature fruit next year.

As ever, time will tell....

If you want to follow more trees that are more co-operative than mine then they can be found here:

Thanks as ever to Squirrelbasket.

6 comments :

  1. That sounds like a good plan and I hope the tree holds up its end of the agreement!

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  2. Have you tried threatening the tree.?
    Worked wonders on mine. *Smug face*.

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  3. May be the tree needs time to grow first before producing quinces, there will be quinces, not this year, may be not next year but sure you will get them.

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  4. Sounds like a good plan!
    Hope your quince enjoys its day (or year) in the sun.
    All the best :)

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  5. My quince tree and I have a pact too for next year. I will remember to water it more often and it will produce my first edible quinces. Good luck with your tree. #QuinceTreeSolidarity!

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