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IT ISN’T often the humble wild bramble gets a mention in the press these days when just about everything we consume comes wrapped in plastic from a supermarket.

But so noticeable and plentiful is its fruit throughout Argyll this season, it would be remiss of anyone interested in the natural history of the highways and byways not to record such an unprecedented crop.

Despite the constant rain, or perhaps because of it, and a few days of bright sunshine as the plants came into flower, their branches are now bowed down with berries. It was often said that brambles were never at their best until there had been a hard frost but so far, in Morvern at least, the temperature has not dropped below 32 degrees Fahrenheit this autumn.

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