April 2019

Top of Chanctonbury Drive, north Shoreham

22 April 2019

First Hawthorn
Buckingham Road, Shoreham

8 April 2019
Blackthorn dominated the white blossom plentiful in the hedgerows and amongst the scrub on the downs. Cherry Plum had virtually finished and so had the early Blackthorn, but Hawthorn was yet to flower in the wild.


29 March 2019


Blackthorn was in flower and Hawthorn was in leaf at Cuckoo's Corner on the Coombes Road.

28 March 2019

Cherry Plum

Blackthorn was simultaneously in flower near the Waterworks Road, Old Shoreham.
The sepals are reflexed (like in the Bulbous Buttercup) in Cherry Plum.

Blackthorn and Cherry Plum (differences)