Saturday, 21 May 2011

May Blossom

The May blossom is fully out and nearly over now.  My mum has this beautiful big pink hawthorn in her garden.  the contrast of the pink blossom against the vibrant green leaves is a wonderful sight.

The white hawthorn that you see all over England's hedges at this time of year is a native plant and very good for insects.  The plants come up wild in my garden and I keep looking for little places to put them to keep the habitat nice and friendly for insects and the bats that eat them.  I'm rather fond of bats and sit outside late on summer evenings watching out for them. Getting bitten by the insects, of course.  Just another part of the food chain.

May Blossom against an old stone wall - Somerset