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Wildflower Wednesday – late December 2014

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The last Wildflower Wednesday of the year features photos actually taken on a rather grey looking Monday.  Despite the gloom, however, a number of white blooms were showing up well – Daucus carota,IMG_5584

wild garlicIMG_5586

Winter heliotrope, Petasites fragransIMG_5588

and the odd slightly tatty looking chamomile.IMG_5609

More ‘sunny’ (I wish!) a good showing of broomIMG_5604

much rarer, a single thrift flower still showing some colour against the papery remains of many others.IMG_5608

But to end on a more forward looking note – amongst fierce looking thorns on the dog rose, new buds peeping.  Roll on spring!IMG_5596

With thanks as ever to Gail at Clay and Limestone for hosting the Wildflower Wednesday meme.

 

Return to the Duver, Wildflower Wednesday – late July 2014

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As we’ll be away over the end of the month, this is a quick post put together just before our departure.  

The island has been so dry recently that the Duver is really parched in areas, and yet certain plants are still performing spectacularly.  The chamomile in the foreground is, I think, more floriferous than I’ve ever seen it.  Is it the dry it likes or is this a delayed appreciation of the very wet spring?

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Another plant doing well I haven’t noticed before is deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna – extremely toxic and yet used to make the drug Atropine.

IMG_3829Whilst some plants are still coming into flower, plants previously featured are turning to seed – tree lupin (Lupinus Arboreus),IMG_3825Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)IMG_3826

and wild carrot (Daucus carota)IMG_3807

Meanwhile the grasses are still stunning,IMG_3831and full of wildlife, some small,IMG_3816IMG_3821and some really quite big!IMG_3820

With many thanks to Gail, who hosts Wildflower Wednesday from Clay and Limestone in Tennessee.