Cauliflowers, and Romanescos in particular, are in fact buds that are designed to become flowers but which never reach their goal.
Plant Focus: Yellow Iris
The yellow iris is thought by some to be the original ‘fleur-de-lis’ – a common symbol of heraldry.
Plant Focus: Ragged Robin
The flowers are an important source of nectar for butterflies and long-tongued bees.
Plant Focus: Star of Bethlehem
This delicate little flower, Star of Bethlehem, or Ornithogalum umbellatum, is great for bees and other pollinators.
Plant Focus: Horse Chestnut
The Horse Chestnut was introduced to the British Isles in the late 16th C from Turkey.
Plant Focus: Primula Scotica
Primula Scotica, the Scottish Primrose, always astounds with its beauty. It is about 4cm in height and its flowers are 8mm in diameter.
Plant Focus: Rhubarb
Rhubarb is now coming into its best in the garden. This easy to grow plant can be harvested and used in puddings and savouries.
The Fascination of Plants
On Tuesday 18th May, join plant enthusiasts all around the world and take part in the first-ever virtual Fascination of Plants Day.
Why Common is Crucial ?
“Generalist” plants and pollinators play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity and may also serve as buffers against some impacts of climate change
Plant focus: Bluebell
As the year moves on and into May, bluebells come into their full magnificence.