New Year’s Eve

Holly and ivy for Christmas

and lots of new growth in the hedgerow, notably cow parsley, goose grass (cleavers), and shining cranesbill.

Spotted medick leaves are easier to see now than in summer.

spotted-medick
spotted medick
navelwort
navelwort

New flowers of lesser periwinkle, dog’s mercury, winter heliotrope and pink purslane

lesser-periwinkle
lesser periwinkle
winter-heliotrope
winter heliotrope
pink-purslane
pink purslane
dogs-mercury
dog’s mercury

alongside a few scattered flowers of shining cranesbill, rough chervil, nipplewort, red campion, herb robert, wood sage, groundsel and common field speedwell.

Daisies in the short turf at Moorhaven look as fresh as in summer

daisy

but the hedges are wintery.

squirrelsunset

figwort-seeds
figwort seed heads
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