A shady brick wall at the High Street end is home to a colony of Maidenhair Spleenworts, Asplenium trichomanes.
Maidenhair Spleenwort is found on several walls around Byfield.
7 November, 2018
Ivy has largely ceased flowering and the fruits are developing.
Byfield, 7 November, 2018
But help will shortly be at hand. Nearby a strong-growing plant of Fatsia japonica will soon be coming into flower and will, on mild days, be besieged by insects. These two plants are closely enough related to hybridise, the offspring being called x Fatshedera lizei. The x symbol in front of the name indicates that the plant is a bi-generic hybrid. This type of hybrid, between species of two different genera, is unusual and the offspring are invariably infertile.
|Fatsia japonica beyond a wall in Byfield. 7 November, 2018|