Springtime in the Park

Springtime in the Park

With all the recent rain, it’s nice to look back at some of the lovely spring finery the park has shown off the last couple of months. As yo may know, the bedding plants and many other flowering plants are funded by the Friends of Heaton Moor Park. All gardening is...
Plants: looking but not seeing

Plants: looking but not seeing

Catherine D updates us about Plant blindness ‘I am obviously much in love with plants, and above all trees, and always have been, and I find human maltreatment of them as hard to bear as some find ill treatment of animals……’ JRR Tolkien One of the glories of the park...
Name that plant! Fuller’s Teasel

Name that plant! Fuller’s Teasel

This plant, gracing along the path leading from Peel Moat Road just before the middle circular flower bed, is known as Fuller’s Teasel, Wild Teasel or simply as Teasel. Its Latin name is Dipsacus fullonum or Dipsacus sylvestris.  Originating in North Africa and...
Name that plant! Bear’s Breeches

Name that plant! Bear’s Breeches

This plant, found between the Peel Moat entrance and the bowling pavilion is the Acanthus mollis. It also goes by the popular name of ‘Bear’s Breeches.’ Bears Breeches is a deciduous perennial and grows in clumps, It can reach a height and spread of 1.5m x 1.5m –...