Tag: hawthorn

  • 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 […]

  • Native hedge planting in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields

    This month volunteers from the Friends group have been planting native hedges in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields to replace missing or damaged shrubs. In early April we planted around 50 bare root saplings: mostly blackthorn, with a mix of hawthorn, hazel, field maple, wild cherry and dog rose in two areas of Whitfield Gardens […]