Blackthorn… if only the weather was just as glorious!

It’s one of the joys of spring – and CPRE Essex’s John Bloxsome has captured the glory of blackthorn with these two delightful images of a particularly tall stand of it in our county.
John tells us: “The blackthorn has been amazingly floriferous in Essex this year – and we have been having the blackthorn winter to go with it over the past week!”
A blackthorn winter is said to occur if the weather is still cold when this shrubby tree flowers… so no argument about that this spring!
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