Category Archives: Wildflowers

Wordless Wednesday – Wild Hybrid Creation

I love it when this happens … Tragopogon pratensis (Goat’s-Beard) x Tragopogon porrifolius (Salsify) -> T. x mirabilis + Mixed in a field = > The Tragopogon x mirabilis hybrid is fairly rare in southern England and is not generally … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Happy Weeds

It is a dull day today. It has been drizzling on and off for most of the morning. Good for the garden, but not so great for raising one’s spirits. One thing guaranteed to cheer me up though is to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Perfect

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Wordless Wednesday – Little rays of sunshine

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A Hillside of Perfect Purple Pasque Flowers

Last year I discovered that I live very close to one of the largest colonies of pasque flowers in the country. Of course I hasten along to investigate and enjoy the delightful spectacle and this year I have kept a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Fresh scents of spring

Walking around the village this afternoon I was very happy to see colour blossoming in the lawns everywhere. Mostly this is coming from scattered crocuses in smart yellows and shades of purple, spilling down driveways and planted round community seats … Continue reading

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Snowdrops and muddy knees

Now that the snowdrops are definitely showing in our garden, I thought that it was time to search online for other, more extensive, displays that we could visit. It seems as if this weekend (11-12th Feb) is the favourite time … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Budding Performers

Another day, another dog walk. Well, it has been grey and foggy of late so it feels more like another dog trudge actually. I was pounding the mud, downcast and gloomy, until I spotted this willow emerging in the newly … Continue reading

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A slow walk on a hot heath

It was because I had my heart set on taking photographs of the last of the chalk blue butterflies that I found myself tramping up the rolling hills of Therfield/Royston Heath on the hottest day of the year so far. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Dry Meadows

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