I’d seen blossom on trees and heard of blossom on other trees but this afternoon I noticed that my own apple tree has grown new leaves. In December.
Admittedly, I seem to remember we did it at Old Sleningford Farm in February, so there is time yet to get the branches growing in the wrong direction etc sorted out. On the other hand, will new leaves grow in the spring or will the tree be simply too confused after growing them in the winter?
A less baffling matter is the new growth on the tomato plant I bought at the beginning of April. There has been a continual supply of cherry tomatoes since June, so I really couldn’t complain if it keeled over with exhaustion at this point. However, it clearly enjoys what it doing and is getting enough heat and light to do anything but.