Blackthorn Winter

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This native shrub / small tree flower about this time of year; at time pf year which is normally associated with changeable weather. This it’s where poor weather in March got labelled a ‘Blackthorn winter’ as it coincided with its flowering. It’s a major part of UK hedgerows and as well as showy flowers it has autumn colour and fruits. The are often called Sloes and put in bottles of Gin / vodka to add taste; the hideously bitter and I’ve not tried it.

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