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Tag Archives: British Flora
I interrupt the Fungi Fest, for this week only, to bring you this… cos it was amazing. I went in search of pine trees, for their specific fungi. But the woodland is mixed with deciduous. And on this one DRY … Continue reading
The delicate fresh rose of the wayside in autumn changes to scarlet and strident Roses bloomed in profusion this June-time. Now the briars are red-hip laden
Black Bryony scrambles over everything, high and low. Here, in looking up, I nail the bokeh-effect… Bokeh, for #2019picoftheweek challenge For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia
While it’s true that Black Bryony’s berries are red, they pass through several colours on their way. I was late in finding them this year; I almost missed the lights.
Tuesday it rained. Which made the berries look all the more juicy… Bittersweet is a member of the nightshade family. Inadvisable to eat. Indeed, everything about this delightful delicate plant is toxic to humans and animals.
The wild plum cross-pollinates freely with the orchard-grown varieties… greengage, damson, you name it. So I’m not going to name this one thing or another. I had to include this. Love the colours.
Last week’s berries were edible. These, while edible, are mildly toxic when raw. Best cooked. These bright red berries make excellent jelly or jam.
This Sea Buckthorn hangs heavy with berries 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 … Continue reading
To me, this shot typifies the British countryside in July and August.
A walk beside Flixton Marshes in Suffolk, the butterflies danced around us like demented fairies, the flowers unveiled their faces… and the sun bore down on us. #2019picoftheweek challenge: Sunshine For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia