This is the time of year when many plants, big and small, are producing seed for next year.
A bonnie floo’er that you can add to salads – the Nasturtium is an easy to grow plant and a great one to get bairns interested in gardening.
Estimates of how many species of ferns there are ranges from 10,500 to 15,000.
The Rowan is a native tree great for pollinators in the Spring with its flowers and in the Autumn red berries are a feast for birds.
Foxgloves are an important source of pollen for bees.
Mint is grown for its leaves which are great chopped up fresh in a whole range of recipes and can be infused to make a refreshing ‘tea’.
In Japan they represent good fortune as well as a righteous and noble spirit.
Cauliflowers, and Romanescos in particular, are in fact buds that are designed to become flowers but which never reach their goal.
The yellow iris is thought by some to be the original ‘fleur-de-lis’ – a common symbol of heraldry.
The flowers are an important source of nectar for butterflies and long-tongued bees.