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Triturus

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Just been down to Cornwall for the weekend, and the verges and hedgerows all the way down are wreathed with white blossom. Is this Blackthorn? if so the sloe crop will be huge come autumn time.
 

bloomer

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could just be native hawthorn thats about due in flower and tends to be more prolific than blackthorn.
 

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The Hawthorn hedges are all just coming out here...Cornwall is usually a day or two ahead of us, so it might well be that. It's also called May..as in May Day and May Pole dances. The leaves will follow soon and then you can tell for sure.


Some of those old hedges are over a thousands years old.
 

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Yes no leaves on the ones in flower, the hawthornes were just coming into leaf so flowers still a couple of weeks away
 
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