The tree is around fifty years old and produces a lot of apples (last year was a bumper year and I gave apples to colleagues, neighbours, students in my writing classes as well as friends!). The apples are excellent in apple crumble or just stewed and eaten with custard or added to porridge.
Here are some photos of the tree from the beginning of June. This is a view of the garden from the house, the cooking apple tree is at the far end of the garden to the right:
The fruit were already beginning to form - this photo is from 5 June
And this is an apple from 29 June
And on 29 June it looked as though the tree was in bloom again!
But it's not apple blossom this time, it's a rambling rose that grows through the tree! There's also a clematis that grows through the apple tree
I was in the garden yesterday and saw a whole family of Long Tailed Tits, the six or seven (very cute!) youngsters were flying around excitedly. I don't know where they nested, I certainly haven't seen a nest in the apple tree.
For Tree Following.