Saturday, 29 August 2009

Berries for the birds

Whilst pottering in the garden tonight, filling the fish ponds, clearing a bit of excess oxygenating weed and watering the pots, I noticed what a lot of berries there are around already, most of which are red and ready for the birds. Below is a honeysuckle berry and a second flowering is going on.Of course locally, the saying is that the more berries there are is nature's way of preparing for a bad winter, so I thought I would look it up on the web and in fact nothing could be further from the truth. According to one researcher, Holly Hayes from Leicestershire, plenty of berries is in fact a sign of the good spring we had that allowed plenty of flowers and therefore more berries to set. Hmmm that's logical.

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1 comment:

  1. Phew that's a relief, my mum was saying we were going to have a bad winter because of all the berries around so I am glad to hear she is wrong.