Month: January 2020

  • Hawthorn blossom in January at Crabtree Fields

    A hawthorn tree in Crabtree Fields is already in blossom and it is only January.

    A hawthorn tree in Crabtree Fields is starting to blossom, yet it is only the first week of January. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) also known as the May tree after the month it normally blooms is a common sight in the hedgerows outside London. When in bloom it is usually at a time when spring is […]

  • Reusing Norway spruce to help nature conservation in Crabtree Fields

    Deadwood area.

    The Friends group made light work on Saturday morning of a couple of discarded Christmas trees left on the pavement outside Crabtree Fields public open space. Twenty minutes with a pair of pruning loppers and a handsaw, and the abandoned festive decoration was ready to be upcycled as deadwood to support insects. The Christmas tree […]