Posted: 31/01/2016 at 12:00
I have a hawthorn that flowers any time and have had some in midwinter. Not this year though, possibly due to the short back and sides it got last year.
I think most of what's flowering now isn't hawthorn or blackthorn, it's those little plum things, bullaces.
Blackthorn is relatively late to flower and the blackthorn winter is that cold bit you get at the end of winter when you thought it was all over.
That was a long, punctuation-free, sentence wasn't it. Are the grammar police around?