Monday, February 27, 2006
walk at Kilmartin
On our permaculture walk this weekend we found a monkey-puzzle tree and a pheasant, neither indiginous to Scotland but both seen to be doing well. There is a sapling monkey-puzzle close to this big one but its not known if somebody has planted this or if it has seeded itself. The pheasant is probably deliberatly reared for shooting and I don't know if they breed wild. We also learned how to identify some deciduous trees by their bark formation and the shape of growth(when they have no leaves) and looked at emerging hedgerow plants, spring must be here! The weather forecast for this week is predicting -10C but I am refusing to believe this because I no roof on the house and am feeling chilly as it is!! The greenhouse themometer is showing -1C this morning.