Blooming Dog Walks …..

6 Apr

Dog walking was a delight this week. My 6km route was like a nature lesson in blossom ! I think I spotted at least five different types. And the hawthorn is still to come.

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This is damson blossom – quite often found in hedgerows – perfect for chutney and delicious jam – although a real fiddle to get the stones !

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This is blackthorn or sloe – again a common native hedgerow plant. The bullet like fruit really only have one use – sloe gin – but I’m not complaining !

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This is a wild cherry – much daintier than the cultivated varieties but you’re unlikely to see a cherry as the blackbirds will get them all!
Below is Amelanchier lamarkii – a good small garden option – dainty blossom, in April, delicate bronzed foliage, great autumn colour.

I’m now looking forward to May and the hawthorn blossom !

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