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Hedgerow shrub - what is it ??

chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,854

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:

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,854

    Should have said - it is in Berkshire.

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    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: 8,854

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

    Thanks for the answers so far

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,348

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

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,382

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

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

     

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