I dont think seasons are the same any more Biggs. Lots of berries used to mean a bad winter but we have wetter summers and drier winters now. For the last 4 years i have still been mowing my lawn in december. Its a nice thread and more photos of berries would be nice.
No pics but there are loads of Sloes in our hedgerows this year (hardly any last year). It's also a good year for wild rose hips but my secret Blackberry patch is rather disappointing. I may even have to join the people who come from the City to pick them along our road!
Hi Bigs nice to see you back Gosh lovely berries there.
They say the trees made loads of flowers last year instead of leaves so it is last summer that caused this years berries if I am right and therefore the loads of berries can not be the sign of a hard winter....... Just being slightly optimistic here although I do like a good strong winter
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Thanks Biggles it's actually more hips than berries, it's a wild rose growing through a Cotoneaster, the lack of leaf is due to wind burn & rampant blackspot I'm afraid . This is such a great thread, I love autumn berries, I wish I had more, Isabella your Callicarpa is beautiful.