Wordless Wednesday – Late Winter Flower Power – Berberis darwinii
Berberis darwinii can provide a good protective nesting site, within its dense thorny branches for birds. The flowers provide nectar and pollen for pollinators. Autumn berries provide food for birds.
Wordless Wednesday – Winter’s Headily Fragrant Sarcoccoca
Packing a powerful fragrance, three forms of Sarcoccoca in the Anglesea Abbey Winter Garden providing pollen and nectar for awakening Queen Bumbles and other Pollinators.
Wordless Wednesday – Plant for Wildlife – Mahonia aquifolium
Nectar and Pollen maybe taken by Blackcaps, Bluetits and House Sparrow. Berries eaten by Blackbirds and Mistle Thrushes. Early flowering nectar source for Bees and Bumblebees. Bright Line Brown Eye, Cabbage and Peppered Moth Caterpillar Food Plant. Non-native introduced to UK in 1823.
Wordless Wednesday – Crocus tommasinianus with Pollen Laden Anthers
Wordless Wednesday – Snowfall on Wrest Park
Wordless Wednesday – Blossoming Graduates
Wordless Wednesday – Winter Flowering Cherry
Wordless Wednesday – Unseasonal Autumn – Seedlings on Rudbeckia hirta Seedhead