When blossom goes wrong


We all love spring blossom, right? As winter disappears, it makes us feel all lovely about the world and the onset of summer.

In part that’s true, but no-one remembers to tell you about the downside. The point at which blossom dies, withers and falls to the ground.

In Brighton, we have a proliferation of Robinia trees that actually look quite pretty when the flowers are out.

However, it’s no coincidence that they are also known as ‘locusts’. One view of Brighton in late spring will convince you of that.

When strong winds coincide with dying blossom, the results are quite frightening. As the above image shows, the dead blossom goes everywhere.

Streets all over the city are covered in the blossom and it’s a right royal pain in the arse.

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