The winter heath is blooming heavily and the summer heather is standing erect with foliage in gorgeous hues of bronze, coral and red.
She was told there was a designated flying area on the heath and by-laws could not be changed.
While out riding in 1711, she came upon an area of open heath , not far from Windsor Castle, that looked an ideal place for ‘horses to gallop at full stretch.’
Peaty soils dominated hollows and lower slopes with tallish heather, and subalpine soils dominated the freely drained ground with short heath .
Sometimes I add extra leaf mould for heath or moisture-loving plants, or seaside sand for coastal plants in a trough.
The main threat to the species comes from loss of habitat - a reduction in the area of lowland heath or changes in forestry practice.
horses were being exercised on the heath
The white, purple and red flowers of heath bloom in early to late winter in the north except in bitter cold.
After an hour this high ground offers a panoramic view of an unspoilt, uncharted, expanse of wild heath covered moorland stretching out in all directions as far as the eye can see.