The Isle of Skye, Scotland
Botany on Skye and Isle of Scalpay in Scotland
Botany on Scalpay in Scotland
On both Scalpay & Skye it is a sheer delight to see the Primroses and Violets of spring, give way to beautiful wild Bluebells & Yellow Irises in June and, in turn, to Orchids, Wild Herbs, Vetches, Foxgloves & Heathers in summer.
The pink carpet of Sea Thrift in the bay in front of The Garden Cottage is quite glorious!
Exploring for plants can be fascinating. It is on the limestone outcrops of Skye, such as the Trotternish Ridge of the North & Strath in the South that you can find the rarer, botanically speaking, plants such as the Fragrant Orchid, Early Purple Orchid & Heath Spotted Orchid.
Botany on Skye in Scotland
Look out for the nine different carnivorous plants: Butterworts & Sundews trapping flies with their sticky leaves; Spurges, Thrift and Monkey Flower, Saxifrages, Ragged Robin & Bog Asphodel.
It is absolute heaven, for those who love mosses & lichens as well as alpines (some rare ones too), like the arctic Moss Campion.
With ferns in the woodlands; the most common being the Scaly Male Fern; - Wild Garlic; Wood Anemone;Wood Sorrel and Bog Cotton & the midge repellent fragrant Bog Myrtle & all the different Grasses, there is so much to look out for!
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- Scalpay House, Broadford,
- Isle of Skye, IV49 9BS
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"Every day has been an adventure, walking for miles and going to bet tired. We both leave a bit browner and more relaxed." Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage in 2008