Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Thorniness is, of course, highly desirable in a hedge, which is why two of the most widespread hedgerow trees are blackthorn and hawthorn. Their leafing and flowering patterns are reversed. Blackthorn flowers first, then unfurls its leaves; hawthorn greens up well before it blossoms.
Competition Time!! A photograph of a winter tree silhouette
Two categories: Adults and U/16
(please give your age in the u/16 category)
Submit by 28 February to email@example.com
Prize information to follow shortly....