Life in the Leaf

Leaf lines and blotches Come autumn, something starts to happen with our leaves. Not only are they changing colour to rich browns, yellows and reds; they also often show blotches and lines. These blotches and lines are often (though by no means always) signs of life within the leaves. It is difficult for us to […]


Focus on Ivy

This is an article in praise of a plant that is great for wildlife, but sometime gets a bad press in other respects: Ivy.  In this article, we’ll be talking about the variety of Ivy named ‘Hedera helix ssp. Helix’; this is the variety that climbs; not the other variety which spreads along the ground. The nectar, […]