Category Archives: British Flora

Signs of Spring

The garden and other commitments have put updating this blog on hold for a while but I have found time to get out and about recording signs of spring. Of course, in many ways we have had had spring for … Continue reading

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Diaries and Journals

How often in a crime drama or novel the detective seeks out the diary of the victim and from it deduces all sorts of information. Like many people I do keep a diary but the only clues to future readers … Continue reading

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Guided tour?

Much as we enjoy taking things at our own pace there is something to be said for taking a guided tour whether it be of a country house, a familiar townscape or a nature reserve. However well we think we … Continue reading

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Green

A town-dwelling friend marvelled at how people could live in the countryside. “All that green. So boring.” She talked as if all green things were the same colour and shade yet the reality is quite different. A walk in a … Continue reading

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Spring back

A few days ago we came across a roadside verge that was a mass of dandelions – not just the odd one or two but a sea of yellow. This picture of just a small area hardly does them justice. … Continue reading

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A-Z Blog Challenge 2013 F is for Frost

If there is one thing the British are renowned for it is their obsession with talking about the weather. It is not just that we have such a great variety, or even the unpredictability of things but the fact that … Continue reading

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A-Z Blog Challenge 2013 C is for Celandines and Coltsfoot

  I love walking in the country and wild flowers are my particular interest. Many of the spring flowers in the UK are yellow. Wild daffodils are hard to find these days although almost every garden has a cultivated display … Continue reading

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White wash

Just a short while ago the verges and gardens everywhere were filled with golden yellow flowers from daffodils and primroses to celandines and dandelions and many other lesser known species too. A recent trip in search of bluebells to photograph … Continue reading

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Spring gold applies to birds and butterflies, too

Spring flowers may be predominantly yellow, from primroses and cowslips to the dandelions and groundsel, the bane of the gardener’s life, but the warm sunshine also brings out the birds and butterflies and they can be golden, too. The Brimstone … Continue reading

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The gold rush continues

Yellow flowers are not confined to early spring. Others that are now making their mark are the yellow flag irises at the edge of rivers and ponds, yellow archangel and bird’s-foot trefoil. Stopping to photograph a patch of fading bluebells … Continue reading

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