Tag Archives: Hawthorn

Autumn colours

Autumn is a time for spectacular colours, the oranges, reds and yellows suddenly burst through just as the countryside seems to be getting dull and grey. At the end of a dark and damp afternoon I went for a walk … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox, the time when the hours of day and night are equal and in the Northern hemisphere it marks the first day of the astronomical Spring. Although with todays wind and rain, together with the forecast of colder weather … Continue reading

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Fieldfares and Redwings

As Autumn turns slowly in to Winter the number of birds along the mile long road leading out of my village increases. This country road is lined both sides by traditional hedging. Hawthorn trees towering high, ladened with dark red … Continue reading

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After my previous blog on the benefits of Ivy, I started to look at other plants on my local patch and how they supported the mammals, birds and insects. The first plant that caught my eye is the Hawthorn tree … Continue reading

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