Tree Following - the Quince-whisperer

One of the great joys of following a tree for more than a year is looking at what stage it was at this time last year.  As I took the photographs this month I thought how advanced the quince tree is compared to my apple trees and got rather happy.  Then I looked at last year's photographs from this month I realised it is a week or three behind last year, so now a slightly more subdued write up will follow:
The tree is looking rather lovely with its sprinkling of spring green.  The leaves are barely green they are so fresh, they are so bright and tinged with yellow.
As I get closer I can see that they are carefully protecting the yet to emerge buds, the quinclets of the future; this is good as we are not beyond the frost-zone yet.
I whisper to each fat bud - "you will be a quince, you will" for yes, I am the quince-whisperer.   I am convinced that this will help enormously as my quest for a quince continues.

Time will tell.

Thanks as ever to Lucy for hosting this meme.  More trees are being followed here.


  1. Yes, I talk to my plants, too!
    Have a great day!

  2. What a wonderfully brilliant green! Looking forward seeing the progress of the quincelets ;-)

  3. I'm so glad you talk to your tree, it can't fail to respond!

  4. I especially like the photo of the small slender tree speckled with yellow-green leaves -- it has a delicateness to it.

  5. Great post. I can't wait to see if your tree heeds your whispers.

  6. Quince-whispering - good idea. Our tree only produced one last year after a good crop the year before and, yes, it fell off and was ravaged before we got to it.

  7. Quince-whispering. Excellent idea. We had just one fruit last year after a heavy harvest the year before and, yes, it fell off and was ravaged before we got to it. A bit of whispering needed this year, I think.


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