Callicarpa - Blackcaps only?
Several people have written into the GBW Team recently to suggest that only Blackcaps eat the purple berries of callicarpa ('beauty berry') bushes. Is this really the case, we wonder (gbw [at] bto [dot] org)? Thanks to Nigel Harris (London), Ken Fielding (Berkshire) and Terry Hancock (Herefordshire - photo below) for these intriguing observations. For tips on planting callicarpa, see this Gardeners' World video.