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melvynprentice

Freelance Horticulturalist working in the Private Sector. Passionate about the countryside and common sense conservation.

Sorbus Koehneana

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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melvynprentice

Sorbus koehneana full of berries today. Very warm summers day but berries remind me of autumn. Nature feeling confused #white #berries

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angipangi

That's something I've noticed too. All my Rowan trees are already laden with berries and ripened red. I cannot recall this happening in August before. Pyracantha & cotoneasters all laden with ripe berries already. Folklore says it's the sign of a harsh winter and making enough food to keep the wildlife alive. We'll see 🤔

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melvynprentice

Hope that piece of folklore is incorrect. Another theory is that plants produce more berries after a prolonged dry summer in order that if parent plant dies there is a seed bank for new plants to germinate and grow @angipangi

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angipangi

That theory would be fine down with you but up here it's barely stopped raining for the last 6 months. We'll just have to wait and see but I'm half hoping there's a good spell of frost because I think we need to kill off some of the garden pests and diseases that always seem worse after a mild winter.

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melvynprentice

Iam with you on that one @angipangi

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brightcolours

#autumniscoming #sorbus #collage

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