Summertime greens and blues | Scottish Natural Heritage – an Education Scotland Outdoor Learning Partner

The tractorman comes by closer now, flailing at the rich vegetation below my canopy. The heat, the slight glimmer of sun and he sweats, luring the carnivores from the shade. Jim Carruthers, our resident gardener at Battleby, looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of summer biodiversity close to home.

Germander speedwell. ©Lorne Gill/SNH

“Will you be going to Rewind?” a colleague joked on Friday afternoon. “No I’m going to unwind instead”, I retorted. It wasn’t working. That evening Rewind came to me. From 5 miles away across the Tay, the drone of bass and drums thumped around the…

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