Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Gorgie City Farm - alder tree


I said a little while ago that the alder is one of my favourite trees, especially at this time of the year. This is a beautiful alder at the edge of the herb garden at Gorgie City Farm. Click on the images to see just how beautiful!

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7 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love alder too Juliet - we have a lot on the farm as they do love a damp spot by the beck. What I like about them is that suddenly one day they have a red aura about them.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We don't have them here. Drat.
Be sure and post more photographs as it changes throughout the seasons!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful indeed. :) Thanks DavisM

Marina said...

Pretty, pretty. I really like the first photo with those colors against the blue sky. Now see my mistletoe @milepebbles....

Rabbits' Guy said...

Quite a tree - quite a place, the pleasant pathway when the picture is enlarged ..

Janice Thomson said...

Those are huge catkins! Will enjoy seeing it leaf out too :)

Mistlethrush said...

I like the alders around our garden because they encourage siskins etc.

But the catkins, lovely as they are, can be pain: they land on the gravel and start growing. It takes ages to weed the out and then I feel guilty....