Saturday, 21 April 2012
Woodland wildflowers once more
The wind was a raw northerly - it brought tears to your eyes. Just the sort of weather for us to explore the delights of Binscarth and Gyre - it was 10 degrees warmer in the woodland.. Quite recently I've posted about the Hard Shield Fern, Hart's-tongue Fern, Salmonberry and Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage. Our recent visit on 14th April yielded a tremendous display of Wood Anenomes and Few-flowered Garlic in Binscarth and Butterbur and Dog's Mercury in Gyre.
A subtle green line as flower-head decoration
The Binscarth verges were heady with the incense of Garlic
Dog's Mercury at its only site in Orkney
Butterbur is also known as Bog Rhubarb