It's that time of year again. The local farmers are busy cutting, turning and baling the hay ready for the leaner, winter months. As we walked around the Reservoir at Mapperley the other day, evidence for this industry was evident in the surrounding fields. Last year, the hay bales were wrapped in white plastic, this year, the farmer obviously preferred black.
Convolvulus arvensis). The candy-striped pattern on the flowers of this plant always remind me of seaside rock and sweets in general.
Dioscorea communis). The large, heart-shaped, glossy green leaves are rather beautiful and certainly outshine the minute, pale-green flowers which hide among the foliage.
Solanum dulcamara). Of the same family as the potato and tomato, the fruits of this plant are poisonous to humans, although birds find them good to eat and disperse the seeds in their droppings. The flowers, though small, are rather pretty.