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- Most wonderful of all, there are two brand new invasions of mistletoe in the rowan tree that overhangs the patio.
- The birds still have plenty of places to perch - there's a rowan tree we planted a couple of years ago nearby which is getting large enough for the smaller birds to start using it.
- The wood has been planted with more than 400 oak, rowan and birch trees bought in memory of loved ones or to commemorate a special occasion.
- About a third of the total area will be set aside for natural regeneration of broadleaf trees such as oak, rowan and birch.
- Outside the kitchen window is a rowan tree I planted about ten years ago.
- I stopped beside a tumbling waterfall and enjoyed a late lunch below a rowan tree, its bright red berries outliving the crumpled yellow leaves.
- It's hard to think of autumn and winter berries without thinking of the mountain ash, or rowan tree.
- The National Trust was awarded £39,000 from the Forestry Commission to rebuild the wall and to plant 5,000 new trees, including oak, ash, rowan and hazel.
- The rowan tree, or mountain ash as it is better known, is now in full bloom.
- Turning, she saw a middle aged man leaning against a rowan tree.
- The children in first and second class also put the school grounds to great use, where the birch, maple and rowan trees were the subjects of their investigations.
- Two other members of the apple family are the whitebeam and the rowan.
- Half of the field will be planted with native ash, along with cherry, rowan and hazel trees, sessile oaks and downy birches.
- Head teacher Ruth Matthews said the five field maple and five rowan trees were chosen to provide colourful leaves and berries for the wildlife.
- Back on the winding road to Lancaster, the way is lined with purple heather and bracken, rowan trees and bushes full of blueberries.
- It also makes sense, if you are planting new trees, to grow small trees like rowan, magnolia or cherry close to the house, saving large trees like oak, beech and lime for further away.
- The wood of oak, hazel, rowan, alder, willow, juniper, ash, bird cherry and aspen will take shape on the shores of Loch Katrine over the next 20 years using thousands of acres of land leased to the Forestry Commission.
- ‘If the rowans are full, it will be a bad winter,’ say the locals in my part of the world.
- Virginia insists that she is not superstitious, but she says that she had to have a rowan by the gate.
- Lois, a sculpture graduate from Aberdeen, takes her inspiration from a single object - a rowan tree in the garden of her neighbour's house.
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