The first signs of spring
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Snowdrops are one of the first signs of spring and these delicate white flowers are beginning to appear across the reserve. There is a particularly good display on the other

Signs of spring
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Despite the warm weather a few weeks ago, we are still only in spring, but summer is only just around the corner. Cuckoo-flower is out in abundance along the boardwalk,

The world in a flower
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My current favourite wildflower along the boardwalk is the globe flower. These flowers are curiously solid in structure and as the name suggests, globe like in shape. The bright yellow

Foxy flowers
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Over the last week, the foxgloves around the reserve have shot up. Where there were open green spaces there are rows of these towering purple, white and pink flowers. The

An instrumental flower
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One of my favourite flowers on the reserve is bugle (Ajuga reptans). It’s been flowering since April but is now coming to an end. The flower head is made up

Fairy flower
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Campanula rotundifolia is most commonly referred to as the Scottish bluebell or harebell. These flowers are a favourite with many people and deservedly so. Their delicate papery flowers nod happily

Flower power
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The lily pad that featured in a previous blog is now bearing beautiful bright white flowers with strong yellow centres. The water-lily (Nymphaea alba) or white lotus is a popular

Beautiful and beneficial
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One of the flowers that is blooming around the reserve at the moment is black knapweed (Centaurea nigra), often referred to as common knapweed. It is easily confused with types

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