school garden

school garden

Monday, 1 August 2011

Wierd or what?

The photo shows a leaf seen in the National Trust garden of Thomas Hardy at Max Gate just outside Dorchester. I have no idea what it is and a brief google search has not come up with anything useful. Not all the leaves of the tree were affected and some more than others.Perhaps it is a parasite of some sort. There was nothing evident on the other side of the leaf. The wonders of nature!

1 comment:

Steve said...

These remind me of Lime Nail Galls. Caused by mite infestation. The mites live inside these antler like structures if I remember. Long time ago!