First last week's puzzle picture alongside the full view of the object:
Yes Keith - you were correct. It was a close shot of a conker (the seed of the Horse Chestnut tree) which was well dried up having been on my shelf for quite a while. Sorry Glo if I mislead you. All I was hinting at was the 'mellow fruitfulness' in general.
On to today's new puzzle picture.
Clue: Does this really grow in occidental gardens?
Answer next Monday.