Category Archives: Flowers

Glenearn Road Cherry Tree Blossom

In the past lots of cherry blossom trees have been planted in the Glenearn Road area of Perth. They come into bloom in late April and for a short few days are glorious – but difficult to photograph as they are surrounded by cars, buildings and road signs! They have done well this year.

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March 2021

March was a cold month with some dramatic skies but gradually the vegetation got greener and blossoms appeared.

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May 2020

May turned out to be the driest calendar month on record with lots of sun. It was very pretty and varied: mists, beams of sun, frost, colourful skies and all the time the plants were greening and flowering.

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April 2020

Sadly, April turned out to be unique in the world’s history as at least one quarter of the planet’s population was asked to remain at home to prevent the spread of the dangerous Covid-19 virus and many, many people died. Weather wise it was a beautiful month, much less poluted than usual. We had daily daybreak walks in our local park and really appreciated spring blossoming.

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February 1st 2020

A feeling of spring – snowdrops out, birds singing in the trees, colourful slate grey skies, a shower of rain, light on the land and well illuminated chimney pots!

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FIRST FROST OF THE WINTER

This year the first frost of the winter season was on October 21st. It was quite mild but decorated the garden beautifully. Overhead geese were flying north.

Morning frost on ladies’ mantle.
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THE BEAUTY OF HYDRANGEAS

This September the hydrangeas have been spectacular.

So many colours on one plant!
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JULY GARDENS

Findgask Castle Gardens

In July I enjoyed photographing some gardens for the Scotland’s Gardens scheme.  This is a view from Fingask Castle Gardens looking towards the Tay Estuary.

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BUSY BEES

My crocus flowers finally opened and when I went to photo them I found they were full of bees busily collecting pollen. I hadn’t realised how covered in pollen they get!

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FROST CRYSTALS

We had a hard frost in mid December with still weather and wonderful ice crystals formed in my garden.

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