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 November.

This illustration of November in Scotland is of sunlight through the trees in the conservation village of Eaglesham, south of Glasgow. As you can see, there are still plenty of leaves left on the branches, despite the lateness of the season.
This photograph is of the yellow and red berries of a holly tree. It was taken on the waterfront overlooking the river Clyde at the Braehead retail shopping park. As you can see, it had been raining not ;ong before this shot was taken.

The illustration is of the red leaves and berries of a variety of cotoneaster. Birds don't seem to like the cotoneaster berries so they tend to last through much of the winter.
While most of the deciduous trees in Scotland have lost nearly all their leaves by November, this sycamore in a sheltered spot in suburban Glasgow still had a good covering of bright yellow leaves.

Different varieties of mahonia and different locations influence when this plant produces its bright yellow flower spikes. Some do not come into flower until January/February. As you can see, there were dark, grey skies behind the shrub - and sun slanting onto it from behind the camera.
With the approach of Christmas and with all the shops with their festive season decorations, here is a picture of some bright red holly berries which were spotted in suburban Glasgow during one of the (few) spells when the sun was actually shining brightly.

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