Year of Natural Scotland Advent Calendar

1st December 2013 the first Sunday in Advent and the start of my Advent Calendar. I began 2013 with a post on the Year of Natural Scotland and have continued this theme throughout the year. So as our celebration of the flora and fauna of Scotland grows to a close I am going to use… Continue reading Year of Natural Scotland Advent Calendar

Wildflower Wednesday

Pink Perfection Thrift, Sea Pink,Ā  Rock Rose, Moss Pink, Our Lady's Cushion, tonna chladaich, Armeria maritima As May approaches our wildflowers are still deep in slumber - sleepy heads waiting for the temperature to rise. However this tough little cushion plant has been in flower for the last two weeks or more - a nectar… Continue reading Wildflower Wednesday

Wildflower Wednesday

The Daisy Bellis perennis is usually dismissed as a lawn weed, but here it is one of the earliest and most important of the machairĀ¹ wildflowers. It is one of the few food sources on the machair for the early emerging Bumblebees. For the technically minded it is one of the indicative plants (along with… Continue reading Wildflower Wednesday