Sometimes I don’t feel like writing

Achieving biodiversity is not difficult. For instance, there are 40 different plant species thriving in my back garden of only 48 square metres (510 square feet). In one way or another they all feed the animal kingdom – including the 14 that are edible to us apes. And that’s not counting a multitude of ‘weeds’ (plus more recent wild arrivals). Hey…there’s a hint of spring in the air…

Diagram of Y Sblot plot

Alphabetical list (Welsh/Latin/English)
Astilbe – Astilbe – Astilbe
Blodau cleddyf – Gladiolus – Sword Lily
Blodyn cariad – Nigella – Love-in-the-mist
Bocysen – Buxus – Box
Bocyswydden – Sarcococca – Sweet box
Capan cornicyll – Nasturtium – Nasturtium
Ceiliog coch – Silene – Red campion
Celynnen – Ilex – Holly
Cennin syfi – Allium – Chives
Clychau’r gog – Muscari – Grape Hyacinth
Cyclamen – Cyclamen – Cyclamen
Cyren duon – Ribes – Blackcurrant
Danhadlen fud – Lamium – Dead nettle
Eirin Mair – Grossularia – Gooseberry
Eirlys – Galanthus – Snowdrop
Ffriddlys – Anemone – Windflower
Glas y gors – Myosotis – Forget-me-not
Glas y llwyn – Hyacinthoides – Bluebell
Glas y llygad – Iris – Iris
Gwyros – Ligustrum – Privet
Hydrangea – Hydrangea – Hydrangea
Hydyf du – Helleborus – Christmas Rose
Lafant – Lavendula – Lavender
Lili bengam – Narcissi – Daffodil
Llaeth bron Mair – Pulmonaria – Lungwort
Llawryfen – Laurus – Bay
Llysiau Llywelyn – Veronica – Speedwell
Mefus – Fragaria – Strawberry
Mintys – Mentha – Mint
Môr-gelyn – Eryngium – Sea holly
Mynawyd y bugail – Geranium – Cranesbill
Persli y Meirch – Levisticum – Lovage
Pumlys – Potentilla – Cinquefoil
Rhos Mair – Rosmarinus – Rosemary
Rhosyn – Rosa – Rose
Rhuddos y morfa – Caltha – Marsh marigold
Saets – Salvia – Sage
Teim – Thymus – Thyme
Troed yr arth – Acanthus – Bear’s breeches