Tree following, January 2018

Liz in a very cold and wintry Lexington, Kentucky is still mulling over which tree she’s going to follow this year, and will hopefully join in from next month.

I’ve chosen a group of three Medlars that are on one of the other allotment plots.  I know very little about these trees except that the fruit is not popular except to make jellies.  These trees are mature, and as you can the area beneath and around is used as a dumping ground.  They’re generally not pruned and the fruit is usually not picked and used.

It’ll be interesting to see the leaves, blossom and fruit on these through the coming year.

Coincidentally just a couple of weeks ago Uphilldowndale mentioned medlars in her blog post Two for the price of one, part one.

Thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for continuing to host Tree following.

If anyone wants to find out what Tree following is all about, and perhaps follow a tree, then click on the link shown over on the right-hand side.

Have a good weekend!


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13 Responses to Tree following, January 2018

  1. Liz says:

    I know nothing of medlars so will look forward to reading the link and to seeing the leaves on those you’re following disguising the “dump”!

  2. This is going to be fascinating – to chose such a tangle of trees in such an insalubrious place will probably bring up all sorts of interesting angles.

    • Flighty says:

      Lucy I thought twice about following these as it annoys me to see the area in such a mess. Hopefully most future pictures will show much less, or none, of the rubbish. xx

  3. Jo says:

    It will be really interesting to follow the medlars as I don’t know much about them either. It’s such a shame that the area is used as a dumping ground though, I’m surprised that the allotment committee don’t address the situation and do something about it.

    • Flighty says:

      Jo I agree, and that’s one reason I chose these trees. Sadly the council don’t enforce their own rules despite occasional complaints by some plotholders. xx

  4. Shame about the rubbish I look forward to seeing your chosen medlar

  5. nikkipolani says:

    What Dorris said — I’m surprised the piles of rubbish are tolerated…. The mature tree and blooms look quite pretty from what I’ve seen online.

  6. Pingback: Tree following link box for January 2018 | The Squirrelbasket

  7. snowbird says:

    I shall enjoy finding out more as I don’t know much about these trees. What a shame about all that rubbish, can’t be very good for

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