Tree Following: September update

We’ve had a few weeks now of trying to avoid standing on fallen apples on the path and grass – as mentioned in my last update, this is probably my least favourite time for this crab apple tree.

It is beginning to look a bit bedraggled now, past its prime.




We have collected two boxes of the apples with a view to making something with them – but no great inspiration yet, crab apple jam doesn’t appeal much. If you have any ideas or recipes, please feel free to put them in the comments…

If you want more details of the Tree Following challenge and to have a look at a wide variety of trees that are being tracked, head over to the Loose and Leafy blog. If you click on my Tree
Following category you can see my original post in March, as well as the monthly updates to compare the difference.


7 thoughts on “Tree Following: September update

  1. Helen Gazeley

    Crab apple jelly (like jam, but strained of its bits) has the most beautiful colour (like the John Downie fruit I think you’ve got there) and a sublime taste. Honest, if you haven’t tried it (and I’m guessing from your remarks you haven’t) then do give it a go.

    1. AllotmentinmyGarden Post author

      You’re right, I shouldn’t complain about it – it’s just that we can’t keep up with the apples falling on the path and grass! It is gorgeous when the blossom is out.


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