From April onwards the wild flowers start to appear on the landscape.
Here are some of the Shetland names:
|Klonger||Dog rose, quite prolific here, pink or white and often scrambling on dry stone walls and forming wind breaks by fences|
|Curl-dodie||A purple orchid of a very striking hue|
|Da trowie-glive||What a great name for a fox glove. Trows are a kind of troll or sort of elemental spirit of nature|
|Bog cotton||Swathes of white cotton heads, used in the past for stuffing pillows (though you’d need a heck of a lot)|
|Arvi||Chick weed (not really a flower but the hens love it)|
|Seggi-flooer||Yellow flag irises|