Monday, 26 January 2009

Mosses and Lichens

At this time of year, there is little interest in the garden apart from the fungi, lichens and mosses - things that we tend to overlook. But just take closer look and you will see how amazing they really are. This lichen is Xanthoria parietina. It grows on many of the trees in the garden.

Lichen - xanthoria parietina Lichen is an indicator of good quality, which is really good news for those of us who live around here.

I have no knowledge at all of mosses, but there are lots in the garden. Again, take a closer look. You may be surprised.

If anyone can help identify this moss, I would very much appreciate it.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Mighty Oaks

Oak tree against a blue sky
Not much growing at this time of year, but the bare oak trees look magnificent against a beautiful blue sky.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Jack Frost is about

Ice crystals
Very cold and grey with ice crystals covering everything in the garden. Some very pretty specimens.