Leaves

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

In the middle of winter there are few flowers around.  However if you look closely at patches of green, leaves can be seen and identified.  This Primrose plant is showing the old leaves from last spring but also new leaves.  These leaves will feed the plant as spring approaches, so that it can flower before the leaf canopy grows.

New Primrose leaves

Come spring many places on the reserve will turn yellow as the Primroses bloom.

Primrose

Another plant showing its leaves is Dog Daisy.  Unusually this clump is growing right at the water's edge.

Dog Daisy Leaves

During June, these flowers line some of the paths providing pollen and nectar for many insects, but particularly bees.

Dog Daisy Flowers

Honeysuckle is a climbing shrub and can often be seen with its stem wrapped around young trees.  It is in leaf now, coping with ice and rain.

Honeysuckle leaves

Later in the year the scented flowers provide food for moths and butterflies.

Honeysuckle in flower


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many days are there in one year? (3 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

And it’s going to get even colder…..

Posted 10th December 2017

Today has been mostly cold and grey, with a few spells of weak sunshine, but the predicted snow failed to materialise.  There were one or…

Read More

Warmer!

Posted 9th December 2017

No it is not warmer but I am writing this sitting in the warm, waiting for the snow to arrive!  I thought that it would…

Read More

Colder!

Posted 8th December 2017

At the start of the day, the cold had really set in.  No weather forecast was needed to feel that the wind was coming from…

Read More

Cold!

Posted 7th December 2017

For the last few days the birds have been flocking to the garden feeders.  Do they know that a cold spell is on its way? …

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |