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Tree Following: January update

Well, here we are again, happy New Year – hope we all had a good Christmas break.

I was hoping to see a few tiny signs of life in the old crab apple tree, but nothing yet, maybe next month… But I have managed to take some photos of a lovely blue sky so that is a bonus.

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Roll on Spring.

Details of the tree following challenge can be found on the Loose & Leafy blog here and if you want to see how my tree was looking with leaves, blossom and fruit, feel free to scroll back through my tree following category posts.

Tree following: December update

Another month has gone by, how did that happen?! The crab apple tree is looking very sombre and sparse now winter is here, not more than a handful of leaves left in place and they won’t last much longer.


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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.

Tree Following: November update

Not many leaves left on the tree now, and all the crab apples are long gone.

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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.

Tree Following: October update

Oh dear, our tree is looking just a bit threadbare now, well past the glory days of Spring!

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We still have a scattering of apples on our excuse for a lawn – I did try and collect enough to do something with them but they really didn’t look very appetising and certainly didn’t look as glossy and appetising as those I’ve seen in photos! So I’m afraid the ones I’d picked up ended up going to the compost bin instead of being transformed into crab apple jelly as they didn’t look healthy enough to want to eat.

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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.

Tree Following – June update

The blossom has all gone now and our crab apple tree is really bushing out, such a contrast from my first ‘tree following’ entry in March.

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This month, I have managed to capture a glimpse of the little sparrow who chirps away from the tree or up on the telephone line nearer the house – he is a very noisy bird, never shuts up. I’m not sure if they may have been nesting under the eaves this year. I haven’t managed to spot as much activity as we did with the blue tits who nested and fledged a little brood at the back of the house but there has been a lot of commotion and to-ing and fro-ing so it is possible.

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The crab apples are beginning to sprout, any ideas for doing something productive with them, please let me know as they are very bitter to taste. I’m not the cook in our family so I’ll pass on any ideas – we’ve not really been keen on the idea of jams/jelly as we probably wouldn’t eat much of it.

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If you want more details of the Tree Following challenge and 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.

 

Tree Following – May update

The blossom season has started! We are lucky enough to live in the Vale of Evesham, and the Blossom Trail is all around us. And our crab apple tree is no exception. 

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This tree following idea is genius, otherwise the changes every month just pass by almost
without noticing. I’m enjoying reading about other people’s trees and seeing the changes recorded every month. If you want to know more about the tree following challenge, head over to the Loose & Leafy blog for more details. If you click on my Tree Following category you can see my original post in March, as well as April’s update to compare the difference.

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Tree Following – April update

My second tree following post – this will be a regular monthly update on our crab apple tree. I really thought there hadn’t been much change in the month, but the photos below show lots of new growth so it is coming on nicely. It was interesting to look back at last month’s photo here and see lovely blue sky, haven’t got any of that this time round!

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If you want to know more about the tree following challenge, head over to the Loose & Leafy blog for more details.

 

 

Tree Following

I’m looking forward to this challenge – following a tree for a year at a time, looking at the changes through the seasons. More details can be found at the Loose & Leafy blog.

I was going to follow the new little pear tree we planted in the garden but have decided instead to keep a watchful eye on this old crab apple tree

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I’m looking forward to seeing the changes in the tree as the summer comes, it looks half dead at the moment but should start coming back to life any time soon.

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