Thursday, April 24, 2008

black thorn, sloe, promising

This is a fat Prunus spinosa, black thorn, sloe. They grow like weeds in nature but it is very difficult to collect them succesfully. I have never seen one with such caliper somewhere else. Next year we will get a new pot.


1 comment:

Russell Noland said...

Wonderful bonsai. I was going to get back into it someday... I only happened onto this blog entry while research "blackthorne". I am interested in growing it to make my own shillelaghs.... and maybe sloe gin. Thank you for the wonderful pictures..... It's got a lot of character.