In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Pansies signify thoughtfulness, while hawthorns denote a hopeful spirit.
- Along the trail, visitors can enjoy specimens such as the Indian horse chestnut, dawn redwood, autumn oaks and oriental hawthorns.
- The numerous literary references to the hawthorn or May tree attest its many associations.
- Some hawthorns are especially prone to leaf fungal problems, and highly infected plants may become sparse.
- Clinical studies show that the leaves, flowers and fruit of the hawthorn tree contain substances which act as antioxidants.
- The course is aimed at beginners, and will help them spot the difference between the hazel and the hawthorn, and the beech from a birch.
- Shrubs such as hawthorn, field maple, blackthorn, beech, hornbeam and holly make good hedging.
- At the riverside, hawthorns, oaks, beeches and other trees stand stark and bare.
- He was leading me down a path lined with white daisies and freshly-bloomed hawthorn trees.
- The most magnificent sight I've seen recently was a hawthorn tree that was a mass of bright red fruits.
- There are silver birch trees, hawthorn, field maple and guelder rose at the woodland edge.
- In the distance you can see a number of rambling, overgrown hawthorns with a tree growing through them.
- The creamy white hawthorn blossom puts on a spectacular show.
- Hardy fuchsias also make attractive hedges either as a single species or mixed with other hedging plants, such as hawthorn and beech.
- The arrival of spring is associated with the flowers of the hawthorn, the return of the swifts and, of course, the violet-blue carpets of bluebells.
- The wood of the hawthorn is one of our finest hardwoods, and mantelpieces and furniture made from it are very beautiful and durable.
- This medicinal herb comes from the leaves and fruit of the hawthorn tree, found throughout Europe.
- The reserve is comprised of two hay meadows enclosed by tall hedges of hazel, hawthorn, Guelder rose and dogwood.
- The path is lined by hedgerows of hawthorn and ivy and trees form a natural canopy.
- Plant berry-bearing plants in your garden, such as hawthorn, rowan, holly, cotoneaster and berberis.
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