Upmarket hedge

DAY 132 (15 AUGUST) ā€“ Common briar berries (Rosa canina) (Farnham)

There was a time when a hedge meant privet or box. Not now. Our local Waitrose has planted a seriously posh hedge around its car park. It has all sorts (watch out for future samples). And you could be forgiven for thinking these were tomatoes, were it not for the alien tentacles reaching out from their mouth end.

Hard to believe this is the same plant as the dog rose with delicate flowers I snapped on 7 June on the edge of the water meadows. But it certainly ain’t any old hedge…

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