Archive for August, 2011

Hawthorn forecasts tough winter to come

There are definitely more haws on the Hawthorn this year


The hedgerows look positively red with a mass of haws (Hawthorn berries).   I put it down to a very mild spring which allowed the blossom to stay on the Hawthorn plants for longer than in a windy spring.   There are old wives tales that lots of berries in the hedgerows means we are in for a bad winter (nature’s way of laying down a food supply for the birds) so let’s hope that particular old wives’ tale doesn’t come true this year.