We have many blackthorn trees growing on Wilden Marsh, particularly along its Wilden Lane boundary The shrub, with its savage thorns, is traditionally used in Britain and other parts of Northern Europe to make a cattle-proof hedge. The fruit is similar to a small damson or plum, suitable for preserves, but rather tart and astringent for […]

via Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) — The Wilden Marsh Blog

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