Bog Myrtle and Nasturtium

Bog Myrtle and Nasturtium

Earlier in the week, I spent a day volunteering with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust at their Wem Moss reserve. It’s a good example of a lowland raised bog. I was surprised when someone mentioned that it is the only place in Shropshire where Bog Myrtle is found. It’s quite a plane looking shrub that grows up to 2m high, but what makes it distinctive is the strong aromatic smell its leaves give off.

Yesterday, I spent the day walking just north of Shrewsbury. There wasn’t much colour in the landscape, but I took this photo of a nice show of Nasturtiums in a garden. The vivid red flowers are still vibrant, but October is near to the end of their flowering season.

Dave.