Hedgerow shrub - what is it ??

chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198

The hedgerows on my way to work have suddenly exploded into a white froth of flowers - they look stunning.  At  first I thought it was hawthorn, but the leaves don't look like it - does anyone know what it is:

image

 

The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......

Posts

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198

    Should have said - it is in Berkshire.

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..I think it's a wild plum - prunus domestica..

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,239

    These tiny picsimage

    blackthorn is out now so probably that. Is it prickly? Other possibilities are wild plum, bullace etc but they've probably finished flowering

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198

    Will get out of the car again tomorrow and investigate whether there are prickles !

    Thanks for the answers so far

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,677

    Wild plum or wild cherry or cherry-plum - look out for the fruits in the autumn image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,095

    Blackthorn in the hedges, pretty, but prickly. Has sharp thorns as nutcutlet said.

    http://www.beenthere-donethat.org.uk/images.big/blackthorn02big.jpg

     

Sign In or Register to comment.