Gardening Magazine

Tree Following - the Quince-whisperer

By Ozhene @papaver
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:
Tree Following - the Quince-whisperer 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.
Tree Following - the Quince-whisperer 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.
Tree Following - the Quince-whisperer 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.

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