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  2. Marley Farley
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    WILDFLOWERS YOUHAVE SEEN WHILE OUT WALKING

    @strongylodon we also have pyramid orchids that started to appear three years ago. They tend to flower after the bee orchids.They're all down in our wild area amongst the fruit trees. I keep...
    @strongylodon we also have pyramid orchids that started to appear three years ago. They tend to flower after the bee orchids.They're all down in our wild area amongst the fruit trees. I keep a few paths mowed through the wild area and try and keep an eye out for orchids as they're so much...
    @strongylodon we also have pyramid orchids that started to appear three years ago. They tend to flower after the bee orchids.They're all down in our wild area amongst the fruit trees. I keep a few paths mowed through the wild area and try...
    @strongylodon we also have pyramid orchids that started to appear three years ago. They tend to flower after the bee orchids.They're all down in our wild area amongst the fruit trees. I keep...
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  3. Marley Farley
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    THE UK’s TOP 7 HERBS..

    Wild leek, very similar in taste to the wild garlic, but it is slightly sweeter. It has long thin leaves that are sightly 'v' shaped if cut transversely. Often found alongside the wild garlic.
    Wild leek, very similar in taste to the wild garlic, but it is slightly sweeter. It has long thin leaves that are sightly 'v' shaped if cut transversely. Often found alongside the wild garlic.
    Wild leek, very similar in taste to the wild garlic, but it is slightly sweeter. It has long thin leaves that are sightly 'v' shaped if cut transversely. Often found alongside the wild garlic.
    Wild leek, very similar in taste to the wild garlic, but it is slightly sweeter. It has long thin leaves that are sightly 'v' shaped if cut transversely. Often found alongside the wild garlic.
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  4. 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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  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. Gn0me

    Creating a herb garden on the garage wall

    Just looking at your picture, is the wall in shade? If so, I believe that may limit which herbs will grow well. I absolutely love the pallet idea and was thinking of doing the same, until someone...
    Just looking at your picture, is the wall in shade? If so, I believe that may limit which herbs will grow well. I absolutely love the pallet idea and was thinking of doing the same, until someone pointed out my wall was completely north facing and never ever got a drop of direct sunlight.
    Just looking at your picture, is the wall in shade? If so, I believe that may limit which herbs will grow well. I absolutely love the pallet idea and was thinking of doing the same, until someone pointed out my wall was completely north facing...
    Just looking at your picture, is the wall in shade? If so, I believe that may limit which herbs will grow well. I absolutely love the pallet idea and was thinking of doing the same, until someone...
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  9. Philip Hughes

    Planting wildflower seeds

    Hi are you doing that onto prepared ground, or can i be lazy and do the same onto the bottom half of my grassTony
    Hi are you doing that onto prepared ground, or can i be lazy and do the same onto the bottom half of my grassTony
    Hi are you doing that onto prepared ground, or can i be lazy and do the same onto the bottom half of my grassTony
    Hi are you doing that onto prepared ground, or can i be lazy and do the same onto the bottom half of my grassTony
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  10. Mel03

    Year 2 wildflower area

    Usually in a wildflower mix there's a mix of perennial and annual, not sure if there's any perennial in that mix. I'd dig up the grasses and perhaps put some seed in its place.
    Usually in a wildflower mix there's a mix of perennial and annual, not sure if there's any perennial in that mix. I'd dig up the grasses and perhaps put some seed in its place.
    Usually in a wildflower mix there's a mix of perennial and annual, not sure if there's any perennial in that mix. I'd dig up the grasses and perhaps put some seed in its place.
    Usually in a wildflower mix there's a mix of perennial and annual, not sure if there's any perennial in that mix. I'd dig up the grasses and perhaps put some seed in its place.
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  11. Coffee

    Last year's wildflowers

    Thx... I'll do this going forward
    Thx... I'll do this going forward
    Thx... I'll do this going forward
    Thx... I'll do this going forward
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  12. SimonZ
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    Purple toadflax

    Envy you the pink - never seen it.
    Envy you the pink - never seen it.
    Envy you the pink - never seen it.
    Envy you the pink - never seen it.
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  13. SimonZ
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    Autumn Gorse

    Once heard that according to the laws of aerodynamics bumble bees shouldn't be able to fly. :biggrin:
    Once heard that according to the laws of aerodynamics bumble bees shouldn't be able to fly. :biggrin:
    Once heard that according to the laws of aerodynamics bumble bees shouldn't be able to fly. :biggrin:
    Once heard that according to the laws of aerodynamics bumble bees shouldn't be able to fly. :biggrin:
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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...
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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