Instead of the Roof Garden, this month’s diary is from another of New Lanark’s garden spaces, the War Memorial Garden, situated at the foot of the hill just at the entrance to the village. The planting here includes several buddleia shrubs of the variety called ‘Peace’ with lovely arching spikes of white flowers. The warm sunshine at the start of October attracted a large number of late summer butterflies seeking out nectar in the buddleia flowers. The photograph shows several Small Tortoiseshells eagerly feeding before they go into hibernation for the winter. As their numbers have been declining generally, this was an extra welcome and encouraging sight!
The New Lanark War Memorial is dedicated to soldiers from New Lanark who fought in the first World War. You can find out more about their stories in our semi-permanent exhibition ‘New Lanark and the First World War’.
Liz – New Lanark Guest Blogger