Tree Following May 2018 - we have blossom, I repeat, we have blossom

Gosh April was a stressful month for the quince trees.  It was cold, it was rainy, it was warm, it was rainy, it was cold, it was frosty.  There was a real eek! moment when it turned frosty.  This time last year it turned frosty and it was disastrous for Quince Minor in particular.  So my anxiety was almost palpable.
At the start of the month the blossom was just forming, but once it gets started it develops quite quickly.
I love how it is so pink and it so tightly furled.  This is hopefully though what has protected it from the worst of the frost.
The day after the frost and the buds are starting to open.  They have not dropped off and look to be healthy enough as far as I can tell.
They get more pale as they open.
Quince Minor is still quite small, but has a lot of blossom this year.
Quince Major is bedecked with blossom, positively bedecked.

So if you could all keep your fingers crossed, lets hope that the current warm weather we now are experiencing lasts and that quincelets start to form.

Thanks as ever to Squirrelbasket for hosting this meme


  1. Wonderful to see buds opening!
    Have a great day!

  2. Congratulations on the abundance of blossoms!

  3. Looking so good! And pretty in pink.
    Your quinces must be getting used to our erratic weather.
    All the best :)

  4. Could this be the year a quince (or more than one) makes it to the kitchen?!!


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