Cherry blossom, Islington

Cherry blossom in Islington

Jay Richardson

by Jay Richardson
Tuesday 12th April 2022


Warmer spring temperatures are shifting blossoms several weeks earlier than they used to be, so they’re already out during late spring frosts and sustain severe damage. Clissold Park’s blossoms were out nearly a month early this year. Losing blossoms to the late spring frost devastates fruit yields, like apricots and cherries, and the pollinating insects that rely on spring flowers.