Rasberries, blackberries, blackcurrents, elderberries are all ripening early this year, together with bumper crops of seeds and nuts seen draping from the tree branches. Hopefully this means everything will have enough food to over winter.
The wildflower planting throughout Ness gardens has been a great hit with wildlife and visitors. It is now time to consider mowing the meadow and scatter seeds in preparation for next year. Meadows need managing so that single species do not take over and crowd out variety. The more species we encourage the greater range of insect species are attracted and the more birds will visit and so the chain moves on.
Over the past few weeks a mysterious plant has appeared in the meadow that is baffling all the experts far and wide.
It is a species of sedge that no one appears to have seen before. Several specialists have been consulted but to date no definitive answer can be found. Is this a first in Ness ?