|Apple graft in leaf. Nikon D7000|
After a bit more carefully administered neglect, both of my apple tree grafts have taken and are looking strong. I took this picture of the 'weaker' of the two grafts; I had not noticed before how dark-green the leaves of the host Russet tree are in comparison to the grafted apple.
The first of the grafts did eventually come into blossom, but just to be safe, I nipped the flowers off to allow the graft to grow nice and strong this year.
I may let them keep an apple next year ....