Tag: Heather moorland

Erica shaped

  When I was on the moor the other day I saw some of the patches of Bell Heather were showing some autumn colouring.  This common heathland plant Erica cinerea (cinerea meaning ash coloured) at the height of flowering is bright pink/purple – cultivars of it are known as ‘Pink Ice’ and ‘Velvet Night’. They’re […]

Lovely Ling

    The heather on the North York Moors just now is breathtaking – I love the deep honey-sweet, woody smell.  There are hints of peat too and occasionally the wind blows over the aromatic scent of Bog-myrtle.     The senses are filled up, long stretching views of purple hue, a distinctive atmospheric light, […]