A laburnum hedge with yellow flowers. The hedge borders a grassy field.

Laburnum and the Curlew

Around the Shropshire Hills, the golden plumes of laburnum blossoms and the curlew’s call are a lasting reminder of the ways in which people in this area have shaped the countryside, from common moorland, to enclosed pastures and meadows. Laburnum is typically a small deciduous tree, with cascading, bright yellow flowers from the south of …

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