Category Archives: Wildflowers

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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In a Vase on Monday – A touch of sour grapes

I am slightly addicted to Penstemons and I especially love ‘Sour Grapes’. There is something about the flash of sky blue that appears on some of the flowers, their stripey throats and the blushed, soft grape colour that make them … Continue reading

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So to cheer myself up, I went on an orchid quest …

Having accidentally found a patch of bee orchids in a meadow full of ox-eye daisies the other day, I realised that now is the perfect time to be looking out for other native orchids. What better way to put aside … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – It’s like magic!

Wimpole’s June Bloom

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Dreams of a colourful meadow

I love my little bit of meadow, even if it is mostly grasses flowering at this time of year. The meadow is a small square area bisected by two roughly perpendicular cut paths. Just before the paths are cut each … Continue reading

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