Tag Archives: British Flora

Mallow … best served fresh

For my fellow writers at Camp NaNoWriMo (April) . . . The Common Mallow, one of my all-time favourite wildflowers: I haven’t tried it toasted. Though this isn’t the ‘Marsh’ mallow, which is now quite a rare plant. Taken on … Continue reading

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In Post

Every autumn the sycamore keys spin down from the trees, each to cast their unique divination. I’m keen to see what becomes of this post-rooted seedling. Will it devour its host in years to come? Or will it fail to … Continue reading

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Lacy Umbrellas

The many wildflowers of the umbellifer family that grace our English countryside are seldom easy to tell apart (except for hemlock and hogweed). Here … I think it’s Cow Parsley though it could be an early flowering Hedge Parsley. The … Continue reading

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One Hundred Roses

June. And the English hedgerows are threaded with roses.  I brought home over a hundred photos of the wild and delicate blushing dog-roses. Which one to show you? A difficult decision. I chose this one. And this one . . … Continue reading

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Down Below

Down below the water, beneath the bridge where once was a ford, the chalky bedrock glows. #2018picoftheweek: Looking Down The view is deceptive; the bridge is at least 10′ above the water; the water here is 4′ deep.

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This delicate blue-petalled (perennial) cornflower sparkled star-like from the hedgerow, calling to me, ‘Please take my pic’. Although a ‘garden escapee’, the Perennial Cornflower has become a naturalised wayside flower, though far from common.

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Spring Come Late

Last year I remarked of how early the spring flowers. Bluebells, may blossom, wild apple, were all in full flower before March was out. This might happen in the Southern Counties, but not in the eastern reaches of East Anglia. … Continue reading

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