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 October.

This is of one of many begonias growing in the garden of the National Trust for Scotland's Pollok House in Glasgow.
This picture of ivy leaves was taken at Scone Palace where large sections of the palace walls are covered in this variety of ivy which turns a brilliant shade of red in the autumn. Scone Palace is obviously proud of its ivy-covered walls and features them in their advertising literature.

This illustration of October flowers in Scotland is of a hydrangea which is not only managing to produce blooms in this colder weather, but multi-colours on one plant. Normally, the acid or alkali soil will tend to produce one colour or the other.
The autumn colours of this acer were captured in the walled garden in Balloch Country Park, near Loch Lomond. Despite being late in the afternoon and the sun dropping low, it shone out like a beacon.

Sometimes the poor weather in October does not give much opportunity to get a flower picture to illustrate what is currently on view in gardens in Scotland. But in between a few showers I took this shot of the berries of a Rose of Sharon (also known as Hypericum).
These ivy leaves were clinging to the walls of the National Trust for Scotland's property of Pollok House in Glasgow.

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