Tree Following June 2024 - a celebration and a lament

Let us start with happy, let us start with a celebration of Quince Minor who is having his best.year.ever.

Quince Minor is bedecked with quincelets.
Bedecked!  Too many to count, well ok that is pushing it a bit far, but too many for me to be bothered to count which amounts to the same thing.
Lovely little brown fuzzy furry quincelings that you can gently (very gently) touch and they do not fall off.  This is very promising.  I do not expect them all to reach adulthood, but I will take this as a win.


But I also mentioned a lament.  

Dear Reader, I pruned Quince Major heavily this Winter and thought there might be consequences. I was pleasantly surprised in April that Quince Major had a goodly amount of blossom.  In May there were plenty of quincelets, all looked good.

Dear Reader, I regret to inform you that all the quincelets have dropped off, they have gone, decamped, departed, ended, finished, flown.  If they were a parrot, they would be a Norwegian Blue dead parrot ( the younger of you should look up Monty Python for the reference.).  My gamble at the heavy prune has not paid off.  

But all is not lost as Quince Major has a couple of blossoms that have appeared.  These may come to nothing, but they area a new hope and should be celebrated as such.

Time, of course, will tell.

More followed trees can be found here under the stewardship of Squirrelbasket

Take care and be kind.

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  1. What a wonderful post and learning experience. Sorry about the Quince Major this year, but maybe your pruning will pay off with many fruits next year? Beautiful little fruits and buds. :)

  2. Hopefully it'll make up for it next year. Quince Minor is looking and sounding okay though. xx


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