Saturday, 10 May 2014

A year in the life of a bramley apple tree - May 7th 2014

Here's a photograph of the 100 year old bramley apple tree I'm following with Loose and Leaf 's follow a tree, as you can see it's not the only ancient tree in the orchard at The Orchard Tea Room & Farm Shop,  a whole row of bramleys that are around 100 years old. Many of them hollow with boughs touching the earth but still producing apples.

The blossom has all but gone on these trees just a few flowers clinging on though the high winds of the last few days will probably finish them off too.

But here are a couple of photographs from earlier in the month

bramley apple blossom buds and

in full blossom. Glorious isn't it?