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Cherry Plum Blossom

The blossom is out! Blossom, like this one of the Cherry plum heralds Spring for many people. On a warm day these blooms are alive with buzzing, as early bees get busy. Cherry plum is a naturalised species and although not a native fruit tree, it is spectacular on a warm March day to encounter. The white flowers against the blue sky and black flecks of bees moving from one flower to another is mesmerising. The Cherry plum is one of the first Prunus species to flower and later in the year this tree will be heavy with yellow and red cherry like fruits.

The flowers were used by Dr Edward Bach to create a remedy for people in fear of losing control and they are still one of the ingredients of the Bach Flower Remedies today!

By River Six Photo by River


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