Sunday Picture Post: Late Summer Berries

This Sea Buckthorn hangs heavy with berries

Sea Buckthorn: 28th August 2019

And what wonderful colours, the pale blue-green of the foliage, the deep orange of the berries. Collect them and squeeze them, they make a fruit juice high in vitamin C. Though you might need to add a sweetener.

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21 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Late Summer Berries

  1. Dale says:

    Oh how lovely. And edible! (well… drinkable;-) )

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Perfectly dressed for Fall! The colours are wonderful! September is a very special month and Fall is my favourite season. The sage coloured leaves and the starlit shape makes it extra special! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Hmmm. Never heard of them, and certainly never imbibed. Sounds interesting tho’…

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  4. Sea buckthorn berries taste like tangerines, not really bitter, but tart. And I believe they do make good jelly; we planted them for that purpose, but the birds get them first.
    WARNING: Sea buckthorn is a highly invasive species. We planted a row of ten as a sort of hedge, and now they’re popping up all over the yard. Birds carry the seeds.

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    • Thanks for that, Christine. That answers some of the queries.
      I can well believe it an invasive plant. I remember visiting Holme-on-Sea (where they discovered Sea Henge); for miles the dunes are covered in sea buckthorn. My interest at the time were the thousands upon thousands of starlings that roosted there.

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