Hawthorn Hedgerow TF0820 :: Shared Description

There is a stream out of Bourne Woods which flows toward the town and ends up culverted at the end of Christopher's Lane, before flowing into the Eau. It skirts the grazing field close to the Northern edge of grid square TF0820. A very old hedge, mostly of hawthorn, separates the stream from the field. A public footpath lies to the south of the hedge (and is currently fenced off from the cattle in the field).

As I say, much of this hedge is formed of Hawthorn, and that is where it gets interesting. There is a huge variety of specimens, with different leaf sizes and styles, and blossoms too. So I thought I would collect examples from along this hedge, over the 400 metres or so of its existence, just to show the different forms. My study starts at TF 0839 2098, will stretch as far as TF 0869 2089

We are blessed with two species of Hawthorn hereabouts, the Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and the Midland Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata). But there is a great deal of variation in each, and they hybridise extensively too. There have also been commercial cultivars produced at various times over the last 3 centuries, specifically for hedging. Identifying Hawthorn is a mug's game.

Although it took me a while to geolocate all of these, and to submit them (don't want my audience getting bored!) all the images were taken over a short period from the 17th to the 20th of May 2020, as the whole point was to highlight variety - I didn't want the specimens changing through time.
by Bob Harvey
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TF0820 : Grazing cattle by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 14 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : When a hedge dies by Bob Harvey
TF0821 : Hedgerow frame by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 3 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Lichen growing on Hawthorn by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 19 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 5 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Path and Hedge by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 34 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 1 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 33 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Trees in the Hedge by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 12 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 9 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Public Footpath by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : No longer a Stile by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 32 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 6 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 28 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Dogrose among the Hawthon by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 41 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 20 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 29 by Bob Harvey
TF0820 : Hawthorn in hedgerow - 13 by Bob Harvey

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Created: Tue, 19 May 2020, Updated: Sun, 18 Oct 2020

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