Seasonal changes in species

Out and about around the garden today I have noticed quite a few seasonal changes with the plants and trees.

Spiky friends are appearing on the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

Chestnut-tree-conker

 

Horse-Chestnut-tree-with-conker

 

The Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) berries have formed and are just beginning to change colour.  The red stems look great at this stage against the green berries but we look forward to seeing the glistening deep red-black berries in weeks to come.  Apologies for the rather grainy image - will make sure the next elder berry photo is taken on a still day!

Elder-berries

 

The Crab Apples (Malus sylvestris) have fruit and are colouring up into a nice shade of red.

Crab-Apple-Tree-with-fruit

Crab-Apple

 

The Rowan berries (Sorbus aucuparia) are still glistening on the trees in their clusters.  Rowan berries vary in shades from orange to deep red.

Rowan-Tree-with-berries