A few photos from inside the shop at Wisley yesterday. These dried flowers were so beautiful, Hopefully I will get a better look at them when the kids are back at school- it was a little manic trying to get round the shop whilst dodging overly excited children with parents running after them 😂
European Larch (Larix decidua) - this beautiful tree was introduced to England 400 years ago due to its usefulness as hard timber. Living up to 250 years old the tree provides food for red squirrels, siskins, red polls and a range of insects. Historically is was thought that the burning or wearing of larch would give protection from evil spirits but much better than all of that (in my opinion), are the female fruits that arrive come spring. Swipe across to see what are known as larch roses.
Coal tit - during the winter these wee floofs will join their floofy tit friends and they’ll all work together to find some food! Something they seemed to be very good at during our recent visit to @heligangardens 😍