There’s a tree on our way up to Tom and The Lovely Laura’s that is puzzling Nigel greatly. It was the conker tree on a corner patch on the main road that first drew Nigel’s attention to the area, as it is absolutely laden with massive aforementioned conkers which he is determined to be the first under when they start dropping ….. especially now re: yesterday’s post, we have so many spiders lodging with us, because according to ancient legend and folklore conkers are supposed to repel said insects.
But I digress …… the fruit on the tree in question look like apples, very red stroke orange in colour, but they are long, rather than round ………
Nigel did wonder if they might “round up” a bit more as they grew, but they don’t seem to have grown that much in the weeks that he has been following them.
The leaves don’t look awfully appleish either, being quite large and glossy and if they do turn out to be apples in the end, it’s in a really unusual place for one to be growing, ….. however, that would then bode well for very easy scrumping when they are ripe and a welcome bonus to our rigorous 5 a day plus regime.