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14/04/2013 at 14:01
Has anyone got any buds on there apple trees yet due to us not seeing a single one yet?
14/04/2013 at 14:22

I've not got an apple but I do have a pear - just tiny little leaf-type buds at the moment - just looked over the fence and next door's appletree - just the beginnings of leaf-type buds there too, nothing 'plumping up' like blossom buds yet.  It has been very cold - I'm sure it'll happen 

14/04/2013 at 15:42

I am in West Oxford and my apple tree buds are just opening this weekend. Don't panic, mother nature knows when it is ready.  Everything is going to be late. I just hope the wind and rain keep clear, as it had all my apple blossom off last year. Spring is most certainly here as I have dandelions in flower and the weeds are starting to grow!

14/04/2013 at 16:17

Oh dear the March winds are here today and causing havoc lots of new growth just starting but cold wind frazzles it!  No open buds on apple yet but still a bit cold in Lancs I think

14/04/2013 at 17:15

nothing in north manchester no buds as yet ...but its geting warmer 

14/04/2013 at 17:54

Buds getting  break on my apples and pears - white tips on the flowering buds, but it will be a couple of weeks before they open (I'm in Lincolnshire)

14/04/2013 at 21:50

small buds on apple tree, im in south manchester

15/04/2013 at 19:26
Buds are there ready to open when the weather and the soil warm up, West Yorkshire
15/04/2013 at 19:43

You should see buds, even if not open yet. If you really cannot see any buds then you need to do the scratch test to check if it is still alive.

17/04/2013 at 14:47

Up in north east my red apple tree is already sprouting, however the cox is still looking rather dormant, I have done the scratch test and its still alive.

As for other trees my pear has openned and my morelo cherry is budding nicely. Dont worry its only just started warming up and it depends what variety you have and conditions you are in that determine when they'll burst into life!

17/04/2013 at 18:38

My apple and pear buds are now starting to open, but a few weeks more before I need to worry about protecting opening flowers from late frosts. 

17/04/2013 at 19:52

Not anyting yet...

17/04/2013 at 22:07

Pears are starting to open, plums are visible and most of the apples are starting - apart from Newton Wonder, which is always my latest to blossom.  Late this year though ...

17/04/2013 at 22:14

Leaf buds green on the pear tree 

17/04/2013 at 22:35

Buds just starting to show on my apple tree hope get apples this year its in its 3rd year now but never had fruit.

17/04/2013 at 23:01

Yes, mine is covered in small reddish leaves (North London)

17/04/2013 at 23:03
Mine is coming in to leaf now too, but I'm also in the south east.
17/04/2013 at 23:05

Nothing on my bramley apple tree yet, looks really bare and dead.  I am worried!!

17/04/2013 at 23:11

Early plum in blossom, pear flower buds are just about to break and the apple flower buds are not far behind, here in the East Midlands.  Not expecting any signs of leaves for a couple of weeks or so.

19/04/2013 at 12:42

Buds on Crabapple most advanced, can see white tips on the eating apple tree and the cooking apple is a but further behind.  Both are very elderly though so are doing well! Baby plum tree has a huge number of swelling buds but they're nowhere near ready to open

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