Thursday, 15 April 2010

Blossom is blooming

The blossom in the village is bursting out all over the place. Some hawthorne and blackthorn is out, but the wild cherry s still straining to come through. The blackthorn came too early a couple of years ago and the insects which pollinate it were not yet up and about, so there were no berries. A terrible year for those of us who make sloe gin! Hopefully this year they will do well as the bees are out and about already and should be heading for the strong scent of the blossom.

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