David Swatton's Flora & Fauna Posts

Have been collecting seeds from the dried out oriental poppy heads around the garden. They want to try and scatter them in their garden across the road to see…

I know pics of flowers are all a bit old-hat but I couldn't resist this rose in the garden a few days ago - it was pretty much shouting "take my picture!". So I…

We have lots of plants and flowers that attract bees and get half a dozen species visiting the garden. But the most common we get are the White-Tailed Bumblebee…

The seed head arrangement of the honesty plants remind me of the mobiles of Alexander Calder that I first saw when I visited Washington many years ago. I…

I was surprised to see a fairly wide variety of fungi up in the woods the other day after quite a lengthy warm, dry spell. Not sure what the first one is but…

The abundantly growing Meadowsweet is high in salicylic acid which gives it a delicious sweet scent with a distinct medicinal tang. The synthesised form,…

In the garden the blackcurrants are ripening and I'm starting to pick them. Then I had this weird premonition that home-made cassis might be in my near future..…

Yes, I know I'm always taking pictures of the roses in our garden but nature is quite wonderful and should be celebrated. Anyway, this rose is my favourite in…
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