I am very fond of Hawthorn. Country ways say that when the hawthorn blooms there will be no more frosts. I hope that is true as they are just beginning to open. The blooms are white initially, but after the bees have visited the flowers flush pink. So if you glance towards a Hawthorn you will know if she has been served by the colour of the flowers. My hedgerows here are full of this lovely tree and in a few weeks time the Elder will bloom with the Hawthorn and I will be surrounded by white flowers. The fragrance on the breeze will be heady, and I will be in paradise. Of course the garden will be full of bees to pollenate the blooms. In the autumn my garden will be dripping with berries and in winter I will have the honour of Redwings and Fieldfare coming to dine on them. This is a native tree. It is so important to have at least one native tree in your garden to help support the wildlife that uses it. When the Elder and Hawthorn bloom in a few weeks time will show you, but it is just a shame you won't be able to smell it!