A Festival of Fruit with the Humble Hawthorne

In this episode we ask…what is fruit? And what fruits are good for wildlife? Then, as our native plant of the month, we take on the thorny yet fruity staple of the British garden and countryside, the humble Hawthorn.

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News

Sale of horticultural peat to be banned in move to protect England’s precious peatlands – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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Wildlife Gardening Home (wlgf.org)

BBC iPlayer – Gardeners’ World – 2022: Episode 25

Wildlife Garden Project CIC – Learn how to provide food, shelter and breeding spots for the wildlife in your garden

The Wildlife Garden Project – YouTube

bugs champ booklet.pdf (wsimg.com)

Identification Guide to Garden Insects of Britain and North-West Europe from Summerfield Books

New Book – Attracting Garden Pollinators – Addicted to Bees

Fruit

How to grow mulberries: RHS advice / RHS Gardening

Specify Your Location – Native Plants Finder (nwf.org)

Hawthorne

Biological Flora of the British Isles: Crataegus monogyna (wiley.com)

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) (plantlife.org.uk)

Oxford University Plants 400: Crataegus species

Crataegus monogyna – Trees and Shrubs Online

Crataegus monogyna Jacq. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science

Hawthorne recipes

Hawthorn Berry Ketchup Recipe – Great British Chefs

How to make hawthorn leather (jackravenbushcraft.co.uk)

Hawthorn and Apple Fruit Leathers • The Kitchen Apothecary

How to make Hawthorn Tincture – Lovely Greens

Cultivating Hawthorne

Hawthorn – how to grow hawthorn from seed | a guide from TCV

Crataegus monogyna|common hawthorn/RHS Gardening

Crataegus monogyna ‘Ferox’|hawthorn ‘Ferox’/RHS Gardening

Crataegus monogyna ‘Compacta’ (bluebellnursery.com)

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