Sunday, July 12

Tree Following - Medlar

It's difficult to take a clear photo of our medlar as it is integrated into a shrub border.

At present a clump of bergenia grows around the foot of the tree but as this border is one of the next areas on our face-lifting list this may well change.

The leaves of the medlar are quite large and so show signs of damage caused by the strong winds that have been prevalent this year.


The pale green of the whippy new shoots contrasts against the dark green of the mature leaves.
The tree has put out a lot of new growth which will need to be cut back quite severely to keep the size of the tree in check.

As I mentioned in my previous medlar post, the flowers are produced over an extended period and so, as would be expected, the fruits are at different stages.
This post is linking to  Lucy's blog . If you would like to read about more of the trees that are being followed then  pop across and visit.



Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

20 comments:

  1. Sue - Sorry you couldn't find the Tree Following Link Box. Have no idea why it is hiding from you.

    Here's the link to it

    http://looseandleafy.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/tree-following-july-2015.html

    Let me know if this does or doesn't work.

    In the meantime I've taken the liberty of entering your post in it so people can find you to read about your medlar.

    Lucy

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    1. It's visible if I use IE Lucy but not Chrome. On my husband's machine it also works on Chrome so I think it is something to do with Norton'd safe search being too safe

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  2. I really love to follow your medlar tree. As long as I know about this plant for the first time from your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed it, Endah

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  3. I don't see a lot of medlars in the blog world. I'm kind of curious about what you will be doing with them when they are ripe.

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    1. We once made medlar jelly with the fruits, Daphne. Nowadays we just treat it as an ornamental

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  4. I have not seen medlar tree in nature but I've eaten its fruit.
    Here is a link http://flower.onego.ru/kustar/mespilus.html, you have to translate into English.

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    1. I will check out that link later Nadezda.

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  5. I have so much "face-lifting" to do, that I'm always interested in seeing others efforts in doing that as well. Am looking forward to seeing what you do with that section.

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    1. I'm not anticipating anything too radical with this area, Margaret.

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  6. Are you going to have another go at doing something with the fruit this year? I think it's a case of catching them at just the right time, isn't it?

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    1. Not unless we see something that we fancy, Jo. I don't think we have got the hang of the bletting. It's very strange to have to let a fruit become half rotten before eating.

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  7. Will you be making anything nice from the fruit? I'm after a dwarf medlar tree & a quince one too x

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    1. The medlar fruit doesn't really appeal to us, Jo so we haven't really made anything from it other than medlar jelly when it first fruited. That is mainly sugar so you don't really taste the fruit. We use quince fruit though and really like it but it is a taste that may not appeal to everyone. See if you can get one to try first.

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  8. Very pretty tree! I'm not sure the fruit would be something I'd want to try, though!

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    1. We have only tried it once VH

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  9. The fruit is fascinating!xxx

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    1. I think you can detect the rose family traits, Dina.

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  10. I hope the medlar tree produce a lot of flowers! I really like to see them! Keep updating us! ;)

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