When we moved here we tried to help our children settle in by planting fruit trees. They chose the trees and planted them. Someone told us that children feel at home if they are involved with the garden. So now, thanks to them we have a mini orchard. We have cherries, damsons and apples.
This is Bramley’s Seedling. A classic cooking apple. It was a whip about 1m/3 feet tall when we planted it and now it’s about 4-5m high. It is supposed to be on a dwarf rootstock but the way it’s going it could turn into a really big tree. It’s planted in a sunny spot and produces a lot of fruit. We give plenty away and eat apple crumbles and pies ourselves. I know we could store some over winter but I’m happy to leave the rest for the birds.
Some apples have already fallen to the ground and others higher up the tree have been eaten by crows and wasps. The leaves are still green but not as healthy looking as they were last month. There are brown edges in places and a slight yellowing where the chlorophyll is fading. Autumn is here for the Bramley.
Today I’ve joined in with the monthly Tree Following blog hosted by Lucy at Loose and Leafy.
I will be looking at this little apple tree each month to chart the changes through the seasons.
If you love country gardens then I hope that you enjoyed this.
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