Our blackthorn blossom has been beautiful this year.
pictures by Suzanne Humphries
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is the earliest of our native flowering trees.Continue reading “Blackthorn”
Despite being battered by the weekend’s storm, the blackthorn is just beginning to flower; you’ll find it at the top of the hill as you leave Simpson’s Field.
First, pick your sloes; there are plenty in the park. Some recipes insist that you shouldn’t do this until after the first frost which is believed to sweeten the sloes but we don’t think it’s essential.Continue reading “Sloe Gin”
More pictures of the park in bloom; these are from C.J.Seymour.