Dog’s mercury (Mercurialis perennis) is one of those mysterious, usually nameless, plants that is hardly ever noticed. It forms dense carpets on the woodland floor and beneath old hedgerows but appears to most passers-by as just background for the bluebells and primroses.Continue reading “Dog’s mercury”
Woody nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) in the car park, heavy with berries, climbing through the roses.Continue reading “Woody nightshade”
The hot summer has rushed the flowering season on and the park is full of seeds, fruits and berries: food for the park’s wildlife but not always for its human occupants. Some berries are poisonous.