Saturday, 24 December 2011

Ho hairy Ho!


Old Man's Beard, what could be more appropriate on Santa's busiest night?  The fluffy seed heads of Traveller's Joy or Wild Clematis, as it is also called, stay on the plants through the winter and are more noticeable than the small yellow flowers of late summer.  This is a climber and will go right up into the top of trees and even bend young trees over with its weight.  I took this photo this week, of it climbing up the ancient hedge between Cuckoo Pen and the Nursery Field at Filnore





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