Archive of: Plants

  • Saltmarsh Colours

    Saltmarsh Colours

    ​Just as the trees change colour in the autumn, so do the plants of the saltmarsh

  • Snowdrops - a sign of spring

    Snowdrops - a sign of spring

    Snowdrops are often the first sign of spring and a sure indication that milder weather is on its way. If you are out and about in January it’s not too early to see clusters of bright white bell-shaped flowers in woodlands, parks, gardens and churchyards.

  • Brilliant berry buffet for birds

    Brilliant berry buffet for birds

    The common holly is a plant that everyone will recognise, with its glossy evergreen leaves and vibrant red berries

  • Plant a kiss for Christmas

    Plant a kiss for Christmas

    December is the perfect time of year to find a mysterious plant steeped in tradition and folklore which appears to grow out of thin air.

  • Ivy: An insect's lifeline

    Ivy: An insect's lifeline

    During the autumn, one incredibly familiar plant whose flowers become a lifeline to bees, wasps, hoverflies and butterflies - it is, of course, ivy.

  • The sights, scents and sounds of summer

    The sights, scents and sounds of summer

    July is a good time to look out for a colourful display of poppies, ragged robin or cornflowers, and the abundance of insect life they support.

  • Take two onions

    Take two onions

    Wild garlic is a relative of the bluebell and is flowering in woodlands across Sussex

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