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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Wordless Wednesday








12 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous colour ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, they looked so gorgeous, it had to be a photo opportunity :)

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    1. The whole tree was like this, how could I not take a picture of it, lol :)

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  3. Lovely vibrant colour. But I don't know what kind of berries they are.

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    1. I wish I knew what it was too! ;)

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    2. I believe this is a cotoneaster. From the internet>>>> Cotoneaster frigidus a native of the Himalaya was introduced in 1824, and is one of the most striking of all cotoneasters. The splendid clusters of ‘berries’ wreathing the branches make one of the most brilliant sights of autumn and early winter - the fruit often persisting well into the new year on the naked branches, except in years when the Redwings and Fieldfares pay a visit.
      Cotoneaster frigidus is one of the most robust in the genus, making if left to itself a huge bush 20 ft high and as much through, consisting of numerous branching stems. But if kept to one stem when young and the lower branches removed, it will make a pretty round-headed tree with a well-shaped trunk. No hardy shrub more beautiful than this thrives in town gardens.
      Sadly this species is now very rare in cultivation, its place usually being taken by the evergreen hybrid ‘Cornubia’ which as nice as it is, is no substitute for the real thing.

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    3. Well done Shammickite, you are spot on. I asked on messaging fb the National Trust there, and they confirmed exactly what you have said. Thanks for explaining it all. 👍🙂

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  4. Beautiful photo, they do look colourful :)

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    1. It was such a lovely tree/shrub. Think I would go for it being a tree because of the height, but may try to find out what it is called. :)

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