|Beautiful Hedgerow Blossom|
Spring is in the air at last, and it looks like it might be early this year. Daffodils are showing their bright yellow faces by the roadsides and you will begin to notice the hedgerows filling up with the beautiful, snowy haze of blossom.
|Plum Blossom Heralds in the Springtime|
This busy bloom is the flowers of the blackthorn (sloe is the fruit) and plum trees. It can be difficult to tell the two apart at first (they both belong to the same family) but the blackthorn has long sharp thorns on the branches and trunks, so the clue is in the name.
|To Distinguish between Plum and Blackthorn - Press Your Thumb On These...|
|Like a Chinese Painting|
|Plum Blossom Normally Has Five Petals|
|A Blooming Wave|
|Hedges Change Colour|
|Buds Bursting To Open|