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Important information regarding the Meadowspot Path landslip

  The heavy rain in mid-August caused a substantial landslip of the ash spoil heap in the woods above the Meadowspot houses. Ash from the old boiler house had, it seems, been deposited at the top of the slope over a period of many years since the opening of the Craighouse Hospital in the 1890s. […]

Tansy

The Tansy’s button-like flowerhead is a composite flower, meaning it is made from lots of tiny flowers, known as disc florets. This makes it an excellent source of nectar for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. It is a member of the daisy family, and the flowers can be seen from July through to September. The […]

Hedge Woundwort

Hedge woundwort can grow up to 75cm tall, and is easily identified by its spike of purple flowers, and toothed leaves covered with fine hairs which look similar to those of a stinging nettle. Another identifying feature is its distinctive smell. While it may be a member of the mint family, it has a far […]

Meadow Crane’s-bill

This violet-blue wildflower, geranium pratense, is also commonly found as a garden geranium. As it is nectar rich it is very popular with many species of bee. Flowers can be seen from June to August, and the stems take on a reddish tinge in autumn The name crane’s-bill comes from the shape of the pointed […]

Jack-by-the-hedge

The name Jack-by-the-hedge reveals its natural tendency to be found along hedgerows, or similar semi-shaded areas such as the edge of woodlands. Also known as garlic mustard due to the taste of its leaves, the whole plant is edible from its roots to its flowers and seeds. It is biennial, meaning its life cycle takes […]

2020 Annual Report and a Letter to our Members

  Dear Member, In normal times, our AGMs are friendly gatherings of the people who care about Easter Craiglockhart Hill. But these are not normal times and Covid makes a conventional AGM impossible. Instead, we are sending you an Annual Report and Accounts. Please click on the link below to see them. If you have comments or […]