The Isle of Skye provides a great habitat for a variety of wild flowers. The slow start to Summer has really delayed flowering this year but the bonus is, there is still time to enjoy them.
The foxgloves are just past their best but the yellow flag iris yellow flag iris is in full bloom and the wild orchids are still looking wonderful.
We have deliberately left part of the Applegate garden wild to encourage wildflowers and nature and if you go carefully you’ll see some of the heath spotted orchid is specific to the Western Isles.
There are around seven different species of Orchids that can be seen, some of which can readily be seen throughout the spring and summer months and others, which are seen only rarely. So time to see what you can find.
There is a very informative website with a handy A-Z of wild flowers from the Western Isles including photographs. https://www.virtualheb.co.uk/wildflowers-western-isles-flora/