The Wilden Marsh Blog


Sunrise: 04.47    Sunset: 09.36

Sunrise 08:05 am      Sunset: 04:36 pm Erect, leafy. ferociously spiny, hairy annual or biannual of pastures, roadsides and waste ground. This is probably the true Scots Thistle; the larger thistle of that name is rare in Scotland. It is said that thistles impeded a surprise nighttime attack by the Danes during the Battle of Largs, by pricking the attackers,  whose cries of pain alerted the defenders. Like other thistles, the… Read More