Friday, December 4

Every picture tells a story.

The story that this picture tells is that winter has now really arrived! Up until this week the centres of the alpine strawberry flowers were yellow and fruit was still setting. But on today's visit to the plot there was evidence that the frosts had arrived. The centres of any open strawberry flowers had turned brown. This is perversely called strawberry black eye. This occurs when the reproductive parts of the strawberry flower have been subjected to frost and killed. 

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