Friday, 8 May 2015

Tree Following With Lucy ~ May 2015


"Oh white pear, your flower-tufts 
thick on the branch
bring summer and ripe fruits
in their purple hearts."

an extract from 'Pear Tree' by Hilda Dolittle.

As expected the blossoms on my chosen 'Doyenne du Comice' pear tree are mainly done and dusted. You can see above that there are still a few petals still clinging on tenaciously after Wednesday's rain. Here she is in fuller blossoming mode on the 15th, 19th and then on the 25th April ~




Alongside her companions have also been flowering. The other pear tree was first to flower whilst although the crab apple 'Red Sentinel' was last in the race it still retains most of its blossoms. I'm hoping that the extra petal power provided by the crab apple will increase the productivity of both of the pears. All three trees escaped the cold weather at the end of April, which sadly frosted the blossoms on one of my apple trees at the allotment. From now on I shall be watching my pear tree with bated breath for the embryonic fruits to start swelling. I hope that they heed the words of the poem.


In other news I think that she has gained some height - either that or I've shrunk. You can catch up with what is going on with other wonderful trees over at 'Loose and Leafy'. Thanks as always to Lucy for hosting.

17 comments:

  1. Such pretty blossom. My fruit trees are sadly lacking this year, I fear there won't be much fruit for me.

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  2. Lovely... And I do see some swelling already in that last photo if I'm not mistaken :)

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  3. I do hope the pollinators had done their job before those frost Anna. Such lovely blossom to have and I'd be keeping a beady eye out for swelling too.

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  4. Hopefully you'll get those pear fruits from them later on :)

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  5. Pear blossom is beautiful and the fruit is much anticipated here, let us hope the bees have been able to pollinate them.

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  6. Our pear blossoowas beautiful this year and now we loo are looking for swelling fruit in anticipation

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  7. They certainly look like embryonic pears on the last picture. It makes nonsense of the old saying.: 'Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.' Obviously new grafting techniques have made these old sayings redundant. Pear blossom is so pretty and such a welcome sight as it blooms so early.

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  8. Hope you get lots of lovely fruit this year and that this year is better than last year.

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  9. Very pretty blossoms -- I love any blossoms of pear, apple or peach. I hope you have a fantastic crop!

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  10. A decent amount of blossom - let's hope they result in a decent number of pears. At least the mild spring will have helped.

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  11. Hurrah for pear blossom, it is such a wonderfully pure white. Look forward to seeing pearlets - I am still hoping for one or two fruit on mine after such a great show of blossom.

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  12. Beautiful blossom. I love seeing apple and pear blossom and it has been a good year here due to the mild weather. Hope you get lots of fruit, Anna!

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  13. Lovely blossoms!
    Have been catching up with your last few posts and have changed your entry on the Loose and Leafy Tree Following Page from Willow to Pear. You might like to check it's as you want it.

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  14. Thanks for all your comments and wishes for a bumper crop which I've relayed on to my pear. Lucy I will check out the entry but I'm sure it will be ok. Thanks for amending it x

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  15. Thanks for all your comments and wishes for a bumper crop which I've relayed on to my pear. Lucy I will check out the entry but I'm sure it will be ok. Thanks for amending it x

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  16. What wonderful blossom! We are thinking about which fruit trees to put in our new garden, and I must remember to add a pear to the list.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.