Blackthorn blossom

Here’s a photo of Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) in flower on St.Ann’s Allotments…..

blackthorn

Blackthorn is one of the earliest-flowering of our common shrubs, and its blossom is traditionally held to coincide with a spell of cold spring weather known as the “Blackthorn Winter”.  It does seem that the exceptionally wet, windy and warm winter has changed to a dryer, colder, calmer weather pattern recently.

Thanks yet again to Nic Cairns for the photo.

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