Crataegus monogyna

The common quickthorn proliferates here and can be a bit of a problem to keep in check However it does look wonderful at this time of year and of course the sloes do make a delicious flavoured gin. The view across one of our fields is definitely enhanced by the blossom.

Rose planning

We have had such a mild winter the roses are bursting into life. I bought a wonderful rose last year called Blue Eyes and the scent and profusion of flowers means that I shall certainly be adding another this year.