Saturday, 1 May 2010


The blackthorn growing in the disused canal has now finished it's spring flowering.  But whilst in bloom it was a splendid:

From a distance it looked like the hedgerows were covered in snow:

But up close, the distinctive flowers that bloom in march and april were evident.

Now the blooms have gone and the blackthorn will be starting to produce it's fruit.


  1. We can see the blackthorn along the Ock from our bedroom window and it's been an absolute picture this year.

  2. That's fabulous! How wonderful to see it in full flower (and uncut - hedges round here in Devon get a short back and sides all too often).