Ne’er cast a clout til May be out

The May blossom has been a real David Hockney picture this year all along the lanes and hedgerows but we’re definitely not ‘casting our clouts’ just yet! (I’ve just been informed that out intern has never heard this old saying which advises us to keep our vests on until the May is in flower).  I’m a big fan of Crataegus trees and particularly like the blossom of laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ with its rosebud double pink flowers.

Cretaegus monogynaCrataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'