I’ve been keeping a close eye on the hawthorn for the past few days, because there was a mass of tightly furled white buds all over the tree: Finally, yesterday, the first blossom unfurled. I think this was the first time I had really realised that unlike blackthorn blossom, the center of the flowers is…
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Well, I managed to take the photos on the 7th, just didn’t quite manage to put the post together! I am joining in with Lucy’s Tree Following meme, attemtping to do at least one post a month on the hawthorn awkwardly crammed against the fence down the side of the house. I say awkwardly, but…
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There was a distinct lack of trees in this garden when we moved here 18 months ago. There is a beech tree in the back garden, and another in the front, which are lovely but need careful management. There is a beautiful little acer palmatum in the back garden. And there is a hawthorn. I…
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Last week there was precisely one day when it was possible to get outside and garden. Every other day was “blessed” with wind and rain, in biblical quantities, though happily the only damage we incurred from the hurricane that swept through was broken glass in the greenhouse. I am painfully aware that this makes us…
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