A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Sunday, 15 August 2010

Hawthorn

Hedges are now red with haws the fruit of the hawthorn. An abundant crop is supposed to herald a harsh winter to come so watch out. The hawthorn is a useful species for stockproof hedging and first became abundant with the enclosure of fields in the 18th 19th century.

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