Let’s have a look at my apple tree. Or sapling, if you will. In fact, I am not entirely sure if it has qualified for sapling status yet. Let’s call it a large twig with leaves on it.
I found this ‘tree’ inside an apple in May, a sprouting apple pip in the heart of a Gala apple. Even though I haven’t been able to post about my tree for a while, I did manage to take a photograph in July, when it looked like this:And considering it looked like this in June…… you’ll agree that it has been a very busy tree.
Now, all is not 100% healthy with my tree. Apart from the fact that something has been nibbling my tree, ome of the leaves have a dusty sort of mould on them. I am not sure what this is. Powdery mildew?
Or is it just dust from our tiler who was cutting tiles for our kitchen nearby in the garden? It is suprisingly hard to tell. If it is the latter, I should wash the leaves. If it is powdery mildew, I should avoid getting the leaves wet.
I have repotted it and mixed in plenty of good quality horse manure from the obliging Emily, and staked it loosely with a thin stake.
However, despite the poor look of the lower leaves, good healthy green growth continues to develop at the top.
I will be back next month with October’s Tree Following, which is kindly hosted by Lucy at Loose and Leafy.
Edit: sadly my tree died shortly after this.