Oh Rowan Tree

 Scottish Folk Song: Rowan Tree

Oh rowan tree. How fair wert thou in simmer time, wi' all thy clusters white. On thy fair stem were mony names which now nae mair I see. But there engraven on my heart, forgot they ne'er can be.

I'm very proud of my Rowan tree.  It was a freebie from school during lockdown and started life as a very scraggly twig.  I planted her out, in a pot at first, then as she got stronger I planted her in the back garden.

That was three years ago, and this year is the first year she's had flowers.

Unfortunately having the pups now means I have to move my lovely Rowan to the front garden, as they are poisonous to dogs.  Once hubby has finished the front fence I am going to attempt to move her and keep my fingers crossed she survives.


  1. Beautiful tree flowers, is there a scent to them? I like the poem to the Rowan Tree. I believe it, the poem, was recited in either a Forgotten or Vera episode & that the tree is often planted as a remembrance marker. Water well before moving her & afterwards & fingers crossed she'll thrive in her new location.

  2. I will take your advice and water like crazy before and after :0)


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