We are now into August and galls are beginning to be more obvious on plants everywhere but today I particularly noticed those on wild roses. The Robin's Pin Cushion, otherwise known as the Bedeguar Gall is well-known, not just because it is large - up to about four centimetres across - but because it also persists, often being obvious well into the winter.
Robin's Pin Cushion. These galls become obvious from mid-summer
onwards. Kentle Wood, Daventry. 4 August, 2017
Diplolepis nervosa causes a spherical gall. Kentle Wood, Daventry.
4 August, 2017
|Not a gall at all. Tar spot on sycamore, 4 August, 2017|