We had a lovely morning in Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens yesterday. These crocuses and daffodils offer a beautifully contrasting colour scheme by one of the entrances
It was interesting to see this demonstration rain garden, which is a new project developed by the Botanic Gardens in collaboration with Heriot Watt University and Edinburgh Living Landscape. The rain garden is constructed in such a way that excessive rainwater will drain away naturally and is planted with species that can tolerate occasional flooding.
There were birds aplenty around, including this magpie showing off the beautiful irridescence in its tail and wings
this tweet) and although I know the local animal rescue groups were trying to rescue it and remove the plastic I haven't been able to find out whether they were successful. Please don't throw litter in the countryside or in parks!
Thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for the bird photos.