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.
This delicate little flower, Star of Bethlehem, or Ornithogalum umbellatum, is great for bees and other pollinators.
The Horse Chestnut was introduced to the British Isles in the late 16th C from Turkey.
Primula Scotica, the Scottish Primrose, always astounds with its beauty. It is about 4cm in height and its flowers are 8mm in diameter.
Rhubarb is now coming into its best in the garden. This easy to grow plant can be harvested and used in puddings and savouries.
On Tuesday 18th May, join plant enthusiasts all around the world and take part in the first-ever virtual Fascination of Plants Day.
“Generalist” plants and pollinators play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity and may also serve as buffers against some impacts of climate change
As the year moves on and into May, bluebells come into their full magnificence.