Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Tennent's lager trees...

On Sunday Gail refused to drive anywhere, citing still flooded roads, so instead we set off for a walk up Kincorth Hill (locally known as "The Gramps"). 

It has to be said that the walk from our house to The Gramps is not one of Scotland's most scenic.

We hastened untempted past 'The Abbot', one of those dismal drinking holes which lend weight to the notion that pubs are one thing the English do better than the Scots.

On a fine day, the panorama from the top of the hill ranges from North Sea to the east, across the city, up Deeside and away to the Grampian mountains in the west.

Sunday was not an especially fine day, exposing the limitations of Gail's cheap camera.

But the walk was not without interest.

Look what I spotted on the way down.

Yes, that's right, it seem we have a new species blossoming in Kincorth. Native and unique to Scotland, I believe.

The Tennent's lager plant.

And not just a single shrub. We saw several examples of this exotic early flowering addition to the biodivesity of Aberdeen South….

Hmmm. Maybe I'll get to go to the proper countryside next weekend?


  1. BOL! I's heard dat money doesn't go on trees, but I guess beer cans do.

  2. Hey...a walk is a walk. You should walk again in a few months to see if there are more blooms.

  3. Hehe, I nefer knews that lager grew on trees!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Hari OM
    What an outstanding spectacle... someone took exercise to plant those ...errr.. plants...

    As for that view? Trust me, even the less inexpensive 'Fudge' struggles in such as the current climate! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. I hope that guys who planted that Tennant-trees got heavy headaches from drinking... that's the right punishment for such dirt-berds :o(

  6. a larger tree - lets hope it isn't weed like and spreads all over the park :)

  7. cool a lager tree, and wow a part of scotland that could double for jersey city

  8. If Gail is so worried about floods where is your lifejacket ?
    Lily & Edward

  9. It makes us sad to see how some peeps treat nature. :(

  10. Wonder where they got the Seeds fur the Lager Trees and shrubs??? We didn't see any advertised in the BurpEase CATalog this year.
    We suppose one must PICK the Crop EARLY in the Day,in order to get the FULL Benefits of the JUICEY stuffs. BUTT we may be wrong about that.

  11. We hope there aren't many of those sprouting up!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. OMD...We don't see Tennamt Lager plants when we go on neighborhood walkies, but we do see a few Coors Light Bushes and "Weiser" Buds around....

    We are much keener on nature walkies too, Bertie!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. We had a good chuckle.
    stella rose

  14. Crikey .. Mum would've picked those flowers right off those trees and taken them home. Wrong I know but she wouldn't have been able to help herself.
    I thought you had boots on in that third picture Bertie but on a closer look .... nope ..... just been walking in puddles, aye??

  15. MOL MOL I always wondered where hops grew now I know...on trees in Scotland. MOL
    I bet Gail took a great photo of that view in her mind's eye.
    Hugs to you Bertie and have a fine weekend
    and here's to some dry weather!!
    madi your bfff

  16. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Wow, that is a very interesting species indeed. Did you chew on it?

  17. Perhaps next week a trip down Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow ?