Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1.  Berries in abundance this year.  Sure sign of a long and cold winter [London, SE11, November 2015].

0702.  In common with mainland Britain, in Guernsey many berries in the autumn foretell a hard winter [St Martin, Guernsey, April 2002].

Images: main, guelder rose, Viburnum opulus,  Foots Cray Meadows, London Borough of Bexley; inset, black bryony, Tamus communis), Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, both November 2015.