Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Signs of Spring - blackthorn in flower


If you have to trim hedges or clear scrub where blackthorn is present, you soon take against the plant with its vicious thorns.
 
But the sloes in autumn and the beautiful white blossom in spring put blackthorn back in favour.
 
This blossom on the steps above the footbridge at Filnore Woods is in a sheltered position but soon all the blackthorn will be garnished with little white flowers.

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