Monday, 30 March 2015

Blackthorn

Commonly known as Sloes, the Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), is a member of the Plum family, native to the British Isles. At this time of year it is also one of the most colourful in the hedgerows.
Things have been a little tardy this year, but the Blackthorns were doing their best this morning, despite the very stiff breeze.
The wind was a bit of a nuisance, not just to us, but to the Blackthorns too as the confetti-like petals were being ripped from the branches.
Still, it seems there are plenty more to come.
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