Really Wild Veg - Cruickshank Botanic Garden October update

Really Wild Veg – Cruickshank Botanic Garden October update

Autumn is the time when gardeners are planning the next year’s planting. The Really Wild Veg project will hopefully run again in 2015 and some initial research has identified wild celery, Apium graveolens, and wild turnip, Brassica rapa subspecies campestris as new crop wild relatives to trial. More details to follow… The main purpose of [...]

BioBlitz finds hummingbirds at Logan

BioBlitz finds hummingbirds at Logan

Well alright not real hummingbirds. The closest thing we have in Britain is the equally spectacular humming-bird hawk-moth. This extraordinary day-flying moth put in an appearance in the middle of the recent BioBlitz at Logan and confirmed the moths as a real highlight of the event. A BioBlitz aims to record as many species in [...]

September 2014 Garden Wildlife Report

September 2014 Garden Wildlife Report

Moth fly, Pericoma fuliginosa September 2014 was mostly dry and warm but there was a week-long period in the middle of the month when it was very damp, dull and misty. Six more species were added to the Garden’s list during the month, bringing it up from 721 to 727. Four of them were flies, [...]

Magical Autumnal Mandala Images

Magical Autumnal Mandala Images

Just like last year I missed the construction of the mandala which makes it even more magical to stumble on. It was constructed on Monday and these photos were taken on Thursday as it is just starting to show its ephemeral nature. It is one of those garden features that really makes me happy. Many [...]