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  2. wiseowl
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    Wild flowers

    The verges are snowy with bramble blossom. Every year a glut! And the rose hedging is colouring with hips. Flowery fruit.
    The verges are snowy with bramble blossom. Every year a glut! And the rose hedging is colouring with hips. Flowery fruit.
    The verges are snowy with bramble blossom. Every year a glut! And the rose hedging is colouring with hips. Flowery fruit.
    The verges are snowy with bramble blossom. Every year a glut! And the rose hedging is colouring with hips. Flowery fruit.
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  3. Marley Farley
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    THE UK’s TOP 7 HERBS..

    Some more to get to know; 1) Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - you can use the leaves in salads 2) Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) the flowers and leaves have lots of culinary and medicinal...
    Some more to get to know; 1) Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - you can use the leaves in salads 2) Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) the flowers and leaves have lots of culinary and medicinal uses. 3) Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata) was used to break up gall stones and kidney...
    Some more to get to know; 1) Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - you can use the leaves in salads 2) Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) the flowers and leaves have lots of culinary and medicinal uses. 3) Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata)...
    Some more to get to know; 1) Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - you can use the leaves in salads 2) Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) the flowers and leaves have lots of culinary and medicinal...
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  4. Marley Farley
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    WILDFLOWERS YOUHAVE SEEN WHILE OUT WALKING 2019

    Good morning came across this in Ashenden Bank Woods
    Good morning came across this in Ashenden Bank Woods
    Good morning came across this in Ashenden Bank Woods
    Good morning came across this in Ashenden Bank Woods
    celandine feb 2019.jpg coltsfoot feb 2019.jpg IMG_20190227_130706242.jpg IMG_20190227_130701282.jpg IMG_6618.JPG PURPLE 1.jpg
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  5. Marley Farley
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    NEW PHOTO COMP

    :yay: We have a new photo comp which I am sure you will all have a photo for.! :yay: 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    :yay: We have a new photo comp which I am sure you will all have a photo for.! :yay: 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    :yay: We have a new photo comp which I am sure you will all have a photo for.! :yay: 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
    :yay: We have a new photo comp which I am sure you will all have a photo for.! :yay: 30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE..! (JUNE)
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  6. Marley Farley
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    COUNTRYSIDE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLANTS...

    Good morning I am very fortunate that Ranscombe Farm reserve is less than 5 minutes from where I resideRanscombe Farm is Plantlife's largest nature reserve in England, occupying a total area of...
    Good morning I am very fortunate that Ranscombe Farm reserve is less than 5 minutes from where I resideRanscombe Farm is Plantlife's largest nature reserve in England, occupying a total area of 560 acres on the slopes of the North Downs in Kent. Recently declared as a country park, the reserve...
    Good morning I am very fortunate that Ranscombe Farm reserve is less than 5 minutes from where I resideRanscombe Farm is Plantlife's largest nature reserve in England, occupying a total area of 560 acres on the slopes of the North Downs in...
    Good morning I am very fortunate that Ranscombe Farm reserve is less than 5 minutes from where I resideRanscombe Farm is Plantlife's largest nature reserve in England, occupying a total area of...
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  8. SimonZ

    Autumn Gorse

    The local moorland gorse is thinning a bit now, but still quite sought after by the bees, like this little visitor a few days ago
    The local moorland gorse is thinning a bit now, but still quite sought after by the bees, like this little visitor a few days ago
    The local moorland gorse is thinning a bit now, but still quite sought after by the bees, like this little visitor a few days ago
    The local moorland gorse is thinning a bit now, but still quite sought after by the bees, like this little visitor a few days ago
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  9. SimonZ

    Wild campanulas?

    As you've mentioned 'delicate' common blue bells Mike, i have always been puzzled (and delighted) with mine. I've never planted ANY but there are swathes of them in the shaded areas of my...
    As you've mentioned 'delicate' common blue bells Mike, i have always been puzzled (and delighted) with mine. I've never planted ANY but there are swathes of them in the shaded areas of my garden. There is also 'white bells' within them too (superb!) I can only think that because this area is...
    As you've mentioned 'delicate' common blue bells Mike, i have always been puzzled (and delighted) with mine. I've never planted ANY but there are swathes of them in the shaded areas of my garden. There is also 'white bells' within them too...
    As you've mentioned 'delicate' common blue bells Mike, i have always been puzzled (and delighted) with mine. I've never planted ANY but there are swathes of them in the shaded areas of my...
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  10. Chrislisi1982

    What can I put in this gap in my flowerbed?

    Good point Sheal. I'd assumed this was a slight mis-posting, since they didn't say much about it having to be one of them.Most evergreen herbs are vaguely Mediterranean, so they don't respond...
    Good point Sheal. I'd assumed this was a slight mis-posting, since they didn't say much about it having to be one of them.Most evergreen herbs are vaguely Mediterranean, so they don't respond too well to soggy British clay. Lavender and rosemary would generally fit the bill though, as long as...
    Good point Sheal. I'd assumed this was a slight mis-posting, since they didn't say much about it having to be one of them.Most evergreen herbs are vaguely Mediterranean, so they don't respond too well to soggy British clay. Lavender and...
    Good point Sheal. I'd assumed this was a slight mis-posting, since they didn't say much about it having to be one of them.Most evergreen herbs are vaguely Mediterranean, so they don't respond...
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  11. Max6389

    Wild flower ID

    We have Firecracker. As Palustris says, it spreads like mad. People seem to want it so we keep ours in hand by digging lots out each year, potting it up and selling it for charity. We always...
    We have Firecracker. As Palustris says, it spreads like mad. People seem to want it so we keep ours in hand by digging lots out each year, potting it up and selling it for charity. We always give a warning about being invasive but nobody takes any notice. :noidea:
    We have Firecracker. As Palustris says, it spreads like mad. People seem to want it so we keep ours in hand by digging lots out each year, potting it up and selling it for charity. We always give a warning about being invasive but nobody takes...
    We have Firecracker. As Palustris says, it spreads like mad. People seem to want it so we keep ours in hand by digging lots out each year, potting it up and selling it for charity. We always...
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  12. Wdyl

    A little experiment in a wasted area of garden

    This popped up the other day, hoping to see lots of these now!I had to go in to do some weeding so it's not that wild after all. The bind weed is just choking so many flowers
    This popped up the other day, hoping to see lots of these now!I had to go in to do some weeding so it's not that wild after all. The bind weed is just choking so many flowers
    This popped up the other day, hoping to see lots of these now!I had to go in to do some weeding so it's not that wild after all. The bind weed is just choking so many flowers
    This popped up the other day, hoping to see lots of these now!I had to go in to do some weeding so it's not that wild after all. The bind weed is just choking so many flowers
    IMG_20190416_165341.jpg IMG_20190416_165312.jpg IMG_20190416_165444.jpg IMG_20190416_165432.jpg IMG_20190901_183512.jpg IMG_20190830_170132.jpg
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  13. Kon

    Mint in a Belfast sink

    Mint grows in the banks of the streams going through my local park in very boggy ground. That is where I got the idea, my ground is mostly too dry for it, and if grown in the ground it is only...
    Mint grows in the banks of the streams going through my local park in very boggy ground. That is where I got the idea, my ground is mostly too dry for it, and if grown in the ground it is only available early spring.
    Mint grows in the banks of the streams going through my local park in very boggy ground. That is where I got the idea, my ground is mostly too dry for it, and if grown in the ground it is only available early spring.
    Mint grows in the banks of the streams going through my local park in very boggy ground. That is where I got the idea, my ground is mostly too dry for it, and if grown in the ground it is only...
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  14. Steve Elliott

    Wild Flower Blog

    I will try to add to this shortly. Living on a small offshore island that is a wild flower meadow. The orchids here died back a while ago but we have fields of bog cotton. I mention wild flowers...
    I will try to add to this shortly. Living on a small offshore island that is a wild flower meadow. The orchids here died back a while ago but we have fields of bog cotton. I mention wild flowers on my own weblog and sometimes add images. islandanchorhold.blogspot.com. The bog cotton fascinates...
    I will try to add to this shortly. Living on a small offshore island that is a wild flower meadow. The orchids here died back a while ago but we have fields of bog cotton. I mention wild flowers on my own weblog and sometimes add images....
    I will try to add to this shortly. Living on a small offshore island that is a wild flower meadow. The orchids here died back a while ago but we have fields of bog cotton. I mention wild flowers...
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  15. strongylodon
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    UK native Orchids

    Four orchids seen at Badbury Rings, two I have never seen before. Pyramidal orchid.Common Spotted Orchid.Common Twayblade, not exactly a stunning plant and easily missed.Chalk Fragrant...
    Four orchids seen at Badbury Rings, two I have never seen before. Pyramidal orchid.Common Spotted Orchid.Common Twayblade, not exactly a stunning plant and easily missed.Chalk Fragrant Orchid.
    Four orchids seen at Badbury Rings, two I have never seen before. Pyramidal orchid.Common Spotted Orchid.Common Twayblade, not exactly a stunning plant and easily missed.Chalk Fragrant Orchid.
    Four orchids seen at Badbury Rings, two I have never seen before. Pyramidal orchid.Common Spotted Orchid.Common Twayblade, not exactly a stunning plant and easily missed.Chalk Fragrant...
    pyramidal 1.jpg com spot 1.JPG Common Twayblade.jpg Chalk Fragrant Orchid.JPG
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  16. landimad
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    Sowing plenty

    Given up on the Lavender and moved towards edible herbs. Borage coming alone lovely, Hyssop doing well and creeping thyme has shown interest. Finally my son has taken delivery of his fuchsia...
    Given up on the Lavender and moved towards edible herbs. Borage coming alone lovely, Hyssop doing well and creeping thyme has shown interest. Finally my son has taken delivery of his fuchsia cuttings that I done for him, after his dog set about eating all the ones they had over at his place.
    Given up on the Lavender and moved towards edible herbs. Borage coming alone lovely, Hyssop doing well and creeping thyme has shown interest. Finally my son has taken delivery of his fuchsia cuttings that I done for him, after his dog set about...
    Given up on the Lavender and moved towards edible herbs. Borage coming alone lovely, Hyssop doing well and creeping thyme has shown interest. Finally my son has taken delivery of his fuchsia...
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  17. mrjackal

    Wildflower identification

    Many thanks. It was on our short list but couldn't find photo with "knobbly" stem like this. However now found Reseda Lutea, Wild Reseda, which has stem like ours. Thanks again
    Many thanks. It was on our short list but couldn't find photo with "knobbly" stem like this. However now found Reseda Lutea, Wild Reseda, which has stem like ours. Thanks again
    Many thanks. It was on our short list but couldn't find photo with "knobbly" stem like this. However now found Reseda Lutea, Wild Reseda, which has stem like ours. Thanks again
    Many thanks. It was on our short list but couldn't find photo with "knobbly" stem like this. However now found Reseda Lutea, Wild Reseda, which has stem like ours. Thanks again
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  18. Max6389

    Wild flower ID

    Forgot to mention the insects.They are probably aphids, and personally I wouldn't bother about insects on wild plants because they'll be food for other wild stuff like ladybirds. But if they...
    Forgot to mention the insects.They are probably aphids, and personally I wouldn't bother about insects on wild plants because they'll be food for other wild stuff like ladybirds. But if they were close to my veg such as broad or runner beans, I'd give them a spray of soapy water.
    Forgot to mention the insects.They are probably aphids, and personally I wouldn't bother about insects on wild plants because they'll be food for other wild stuff like ladybirds. But if they were close to my veg such as broad or runner beans,...
    Forgot to mention the insects.They are probably aphids, and personally I wouldn't bother about insects on wild plants because they'll be food for other wild stuff like ladybirds. But if they...
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  19. Stingo

    More wildflowers discovered in my garden

    Rich in wild flowers over here. ( Small Atlantic island). Violets, at least 2 kinds of buttercup, clover, speedwell ( my favourite) , daisies, vetch, trefoil, bog cotton, dandelion, plantains....
    Rich in wild flowers over here. ( Small Atlantic island). Violets, at least 2 kinds of buttercup, clover, speedwell ( my favourite) , daisies, vetch, trefoil, bog cotton, dandelion, plantains. nettles of course. Many more emerging. The back patch has been left go wild before I came.
    Rich in wild flowers over here. ( Small Atlantic island). Violets, at least 2 kinds of buttercup, clover, speedwell ( my favourite) , daisies, vetch, trefoil, bog cotton, dandelion, plantains. nettles of course. Many more emerging. The back...
    Rich in wild flowers over here. ( Small Atlantic island). Violets, at least 2 kinds of buttercup, clover, speedwell ( my favourite) , daisies, vetch, trefoil, bog cotton, dandelion, plantains....
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  20. Max6389

    Wild plant identification

    Second picture definitely looks like herb robert
    Second picture definitely looks like herb robert
    Second picture definitely looks like herb robert
    Second picture definitely looks like herb robert
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  21. CharlesAC

    Is it possible to save this one ?

    I've got fairly neutral soil with the occasionaly lump of chalk in it, but manage to get away with growing a couple of camellias and a small rhodo.I think its probably the chippings that are...
    I've got fairly neutral soil with the occasionaly lump of chalk in it, but manage to get away with growing a couple of camellias and a small rhodo.I think its probably the chippings that are causing most of the problem, I'm assuming it was smaller than that when planted, so probably grew well...
    I've got fairly neutral soil with the occasionaly lump of chalk in it, but manage to get away with growing a couple of camellias and a small rhodo.I think its probably the chippings that are causing most of the problem, I'm assuming it was...
    I've got fairly neutral soil with the occasionaly lump of chalk in it, but manage to get away with growing a couple of camellias and a small rhodo.I think its probably the chippings that are...
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  22. kriss

    Cornflowers - how many seeds?

    Similar to Upsydaisy. I find that annuals and half hardy annuals are best when sown direct into the garden, they don't like being disturbed.I have my own theory on this. Annuals IMO have this...
    Similar to Upsydaisy. I find that annuals and half hardy annuals are best when sown direct into the garden, they don't like being disturbed.I have my own theory on this. Annuals IMO have this kind of inbuilt mechanism. Their pupose is to grow fast, flower and set seed and die. Whereas...
    Similar to Upsydaisy. I find that annuals and half hardy annuals are best when sown direct into the garden, they don't like being disturbed.I have my own theory on this. Annuals IMO have this kind of inbuilt mechanism. Their pupose is to grow...
    Similar to Upsydaisy. I find that annuals and half hardy annuals are best when sown direct into the garden, they don't like being disturbed.I have my own theory on this. Annuals IMO have this...
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  23. Warwick lad

    Sowing wild flowers.

    Hi,Doubt it, think removing the mulch so the seed comes into good contact with the soil is the right way.They usually suggest spreading the seed and then gently raking in and firming down and...
    Hi,Doubt it, think removing the mulch so the seed comes into good contact with the soil is the right way.They usually suggest spreading the seed and then gently raking in and firming down and a very gentle watering if needed.Think with most wild flowers they like poor soil so to out...
    Hi,Doubt it, think removing the mulch so the seed comes into good contact with the soil is the right way.They usually suggest spreading the seed and then gently raking in and firming down and a very gentle watering if needed.Think with...
    Hi,Doubt it, think removing the mulch so the seed comes into good contact with the soil is the right way.They usually suggest spreading the seed and then gently raking in and firming down and...
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  24. Eden1

    Wild flower mix

    Hi,Thanks Eden1. Yes I've also read this and once the plants are cut down they can lay on the ground a couple of weeks; the meadow is at the top of the mountain out of sight of the...
    Hi,Thanks Eden1. Yes I've also read this and once the plants are cut down they can lay on the ground a couple of weeks; the meadow is at the top of the mountain out of sight of the bungalow.The way the rain has been pounding down I think the plants will be horizontal now without waiting for...
    Hi,Thanks Eden1. Yes I've also read this and once the plants are cut down they can lay on the ground a couple of weeks; the meadow is at the top of the mountain out of sight of the bungalow.The way the rain has been pounding down I think the...
    Hi,Thanks Eden1. Yes I've also read this and once the plants are cut down they can lay on the ground a couple of weeks; the meadow is at the top of the mountain out of sight of the...
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  25. crocus
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    massive opium poppy

    Two more in flower today..
    Two more in flower today..
    Two more in flower today..
    Two more in flower today..
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  26. NigelJ

    Snakeshead Fritillary Survey

    Interesting. I planted half a dozen in the rockery three years ago and four of them survived, popping up every spring: one of them has a double head and looks very exotic next to the cowslips and...
    Interesting. I planted half a dozen in the rockery three years ago and four of them survived, popping up every spring: one of them has a double head and looks very exotic next to the cowslips and primrose. One also pops up through a cloud of rockcress further up the garden in an old breezeblock...
    Interesting. I planted half a dozen in the rockery three years ago and four of them survived, popping up every spring: one of them has a double head and looks very exotic next to the cowslips and primrose. One also pops up through a cloud of...
    Interesting. I planted half a dozen in the rockery three years ago and four of them survived, popping up every spring: one of them has a double head and looks very exotic next to the cowslips and...
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  27. kr236rk

    Herb Garden Disaster :(

    Loathe chives :biggrin: dug the ones out I originally planted several years ago, they are too whiffy for me :D Can't believe I got my mint back, will be savoring some with cooked peas soon :) Wonder what...
    Loathe chives :biggrin: dug the ones out I originally planted several years ago, they are too whiffy for me :D Can't believe I got my mint back, will be savoring some with cooked peas soon :) Wonder what else will come up? The grass is a nuisance, muscles in everywhere! The oregano is flourishing, but I...
    Loathe chives :biggrin: dug the ones out I originally planted several years ago, they are too whiffy for me :D Can't believe I got my mint back, will be savoring some with cooked peas soon :) Wonder what else will come up? The grass is a nuisance, muscles...
    Loathe chives :biggrin: dug the ones out I originally planted several years ago, they are too whiffy for me :D Can't believe I got my mint back, will be savoring some with cooked peas soon :) Wonder what...
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