20th August

…in a hedgerow in Yorkshire in late August.A fine crop of nearly ripe sloes this year on the Prunus spinosa. A bumper crop for sloe gin makers. Prunus spinosa Prunus…

16th July

…Rh. nuttallii as well. I now need to check the new growth on the other Rh. excellens. Rhododendron excellens Rhododendron excellens Rhododendron excellens Our young Desfontainea spinosa have their first…

6th April

…blackthorn or sloe (Prunus spinosa) but, close up, these are small hedgerow cherries with striped cherry bark and no thorns. The blackthorn is growing in amongst the cherry but is…