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Symphoricarpos albus & Milestone


By Siris

Symphoricarpos albus & Milestone (Symphoricarpos albus (Common Snowberry))

Spotted this Shrub and and then the old milestone on my excercise walk the other day, so returned today with my camera.
SnowBerry is a deciduous suckering shrub with these white berries. A very large thicket by the side of the main road.

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Did you get as far as London on your walk, Siris?? Possibly a garden escapee. I quite like them but know they can be a thug.

21 Dec, 2020


I like your photo . We call it snowberries and your picture perfectly depicts that name. At first glance I thought it was snow on tips of these branches.

We have a thicket of these by our road on top of the property. It can look interesting at this time of year
but I would not necessarily put it in my garden. Good for keeping deer out. The berries cannot be too appetizing to wildlife, they are not disappearing. (Take a note Anget)

Hope you had a nice walk and thanks for making the effort to share Siris .

21 Dec, 2020


Ha,ha ANGET, rather a long way to walk to London.
KLAHANIE, no snow here it has been 14 oC here today, although no sun. Even fed my pond goldfish today.

21 Dec, 2020


Siris, It was 10 C yesterday and today 2deg C....and snowing.Quite heavily. Its very local , couple miles from us...nothing. We are presently without power (electricity) as well, running on generator.
First day of winter how appropriate.

21 Dec, 2020


I love to see these berries in winter.

21 Dec, 2020


I love 'popping' those snow berries :o) I don't know if it happens in your area but someone in ours has taken it upon themselves to go round uncovering and repainting old mile stones they are unique it would be a shame to lose them ...

22 Dec, 2020


Love it! I live off Old Bath Road and we have a few milestones here which someone has started to renovate this year too.

24 Dec, 2020


Yes Amy, the figures have been painted. Win-ton was an old name of an area in Winchester.
Bird don't seem to be interested in these white berries.
Thorney, I remember these old milestones from my childhood when we went to London along this road from Bournemouth, to visit my Mother's Aunt at Christmas time.
Near us are 4 staddlestones which are mentioned in The Doomsday Book (with a newer barn on top of them.) Don't usually walk these areas, but was bored with takng my daily excercise along the same route.

24 Dec, 2020

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