This year I wanted to follow a tree that is markedly different to the willow that I followed through 2014 so I spent several weeks looking around at various candidates. I narrowed it down to a handful then had a another look before deciding which one to follow.
It’s a fig tree (Ficus carica) at the other end of the allotment site on Trevor’s plot. It stands about twelve feet high, perhaps twenty five years old and is probably a Brown Turkey.
As you can see it looks dormant at present, and rather uninteresting, but I hope that by next month it will be showing signs of new growth. Click on the picture to see a larger image.
I don’t eat figs and know little about them so I’ll be learning all about it as I follow it’s progress through the year. As well as reading the Wikipedia link above I found this 2005 Guardian article Fig Easy, written by Monty Don, an interesting read.
Happy Tree Following, and have a good weekend!
[PS ~ I’d like to say thanks to everyone who commented on Liz’s guest post, and I know that she was delighted with them.]