I spotted this Nettle Gall in the field this afternoon. Only the second one I have noticed though they will be very common, they are fascinating to look at close up.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
The dogs discovered what looks to be an abandoned Dunnock's nest in a clump of bracken on the edge of our little meadow. Sadly it contained three eggs, a beautiful blue colour. It was nice to see that the bird had used moulted hair from the horses to line it's tiny hidden nest.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Friday, 3 May 2019
One of my little projects at the moment is to grow trees, some to be planted at the cottage and the rest to be sold. The first to be sown are Scots Pines and the seeds are starting to germinate. Very exciting even if the end product is still five years away. Tomorrow I will be sowing some Dawn Redwoods.
The Damson tree is rapidly covering in blossom, and now this morning it is the turn of Greengage...
The fruit trees in the orchard are continuing to flower well, today I noticed that the Golden Hornet crab apple is carrying beautiful blosso...
I found this beautiful and fascinating Rose Gall on the banks above the Burn yesterday.