Rampant Scotland Directory
Twelve Months of Scottish Flowers

Here are the flowers which have been used to illustrate the section of the weekly Scottish Newsletter which includes the photos of flowers and other plants taken during the month of May.

Paeonia come in a variety colours and many have a strong perfume. This one was photographed in a suburban garden in Glasgow.
This mecanopsis, a variety of blue poppy, originated in the Himalayas. It wwas photographed in the newly re-opened Crarae Gardens in Argyll, south of Inveraray.

The flowers on the cherry trees are almost over but this one in Callander in Stirlingshire was still putting on a brilliant display in mid-May.
Just about to burst into bloom is this delicate magnolia, seen growing in a sheltered spot in the gardens of Finlaystone House, Inverclyde.

As the weeks go by, the varieties of rhododendrons which produce the larger blooms are coming into flower. This one was growing in the Kelvingrove Botanic Gardens in Glasgow.
This bank of azaleas of different colours was growing in the gardens of Finlaystone House in Inverclyde. Finlaystone has a huge display of azaleas and rhododendrons every year.

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