Although there’s been very little in the way of frost here, the Duver is now looking distinctly wintery.
Whilst there are odd flowers – like the cow parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris
wild garlic, Allium ursinum
and bedraggled chamomile,
these are the exception.
The majority of plantlife is either brown and decaying – my beautiful Sea Thrift, all over for the year –
and likewise the wild carrot, Daucus carota,
or are resolutely fruiting in a last chance reproductive saloon – rose hips,
seed head of Iris unguicularis
and Black Bryony, (Dioscorea [or Tamus] communis)
However, one thing clearly thriving in the relatively mild damp, is the funghi.
Sorry no names, but aren’t they extraordinary? And no, I haven’t eaten any of them!
With many thanks, as ever, to Gail at Clay and Limestone for hosting Wildflower Wednesday.