The Apple in November

Bramley-Apple-ThumbnailMy lovely Bramley’s Seedling apple tree has been affected by the onset of autumn. Most of the leaves have gone.
At the branch tips the clusters of leaves still clinging on are turning crispy and golden brown at the edges in the cold wind.LichenLichen in every shade of grey, green and yellow has made itself at home on the branches.  It’s a sign of clean air I’ve heard so that’s good news at least.  The apple is not really a tree to choose for autumn colour. It seems like the leaves are green one day and gone the next. The firm and tart apples are bright red all over now and are also clinging on. They are slowly being devoured by insects and birds. And by us of course. It’s apple sponge and custard for pudding tonight. Lovely!

Bramley November

Apple trees are brilliant for new gardeners or very busy people because they need so little attention through the year. They are available in all good plant nurseries and garden centres now in large pots. It’s a great time to plant them now because the soil is still warm and there’s plenty of rain to help them settle in. They’ll produce new roots over winter then beautiful blossom in spring and fruit next autumn. What about an apple tree for a productive Christmas present for someone you love?

Today I’ve joined in with the monthly Tree Following event hosted by Lucy at Loose and Leafy.  Why not have a look at  her blog and some of the other tree followers? Just click the link to see more.

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.
I appreciate your comments and I will try to answer all your questions. Thanks for visiting.


Hope to see you again soon.    Gillian 😉

8 thoughts on “The Apple in November

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Gillian! I’m glad to make your acquaintance. I’m so happy to see you’re following an Apple tree–they are wonderful life-giving trees. We had three at our old house, and I so enjoyed caring for them and gathering the harvest in the fall. We have Crabapples here at this house (although many of our neighbors have Apple trees). All Malus species are wonderful! I’ll look forward to your posts in the coming year!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is charming. Bramley is a lovely apple, unfortunately I cannot get it here in Canada.

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