Before it’s too late…

DAY 163 (15 SEPTEMBER) ā€“ Elm-leaf blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) (Farnham Park)

What do kupina sladkoplodna, stredozemsky and jalavakarhunvatukka have in common? Apart from sounding like something John Cleese might have spilled out with elaborate hand gestures and drooping mouth when he was trying to sound foreign, they are respectively the Bulgarian, Czech and Finnish words for blackberry. Or more precisely these elm-leaf blackberries I found in the park today.

I thought I’d better include them in this blog before the burghers of Farnham picked and tossed them all into the various pots and pans they bring out to carry them home. Stredozemsky crumble anyone?

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