Saturday, 19 June 2021
Sir, — Early morning sun highlights a dog rose (rosa canina) bush which has over the years become a lovely feature in the garden.
Growth is widespread, often in woods, and mingling with wild honeysuckle, it heralds the start of summer. An important shrub, providing shelter and food for wildlife, its nectar-filled flowers attract many insects while the hips feed birds during the autumn. — Yours faithfully,
19 June 2017
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