Tag Archives: Flowers

May Is Bluebell Time in the Welsh Woods

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March daffodils

  The daffodils are emerging.  Here at Bodnant Garden in North Wales they put on a spectacular display in the Old Park Meadow… Later in the summer the meadow looks like this… The National Trust own this fabulous garden and … Continue reading

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More Summer Days…

This is an extremely rare sight in the British countryside today, thousands upon thousands of orchids in a traditional hay meadow.  It’s not that hard to do, just lightly graze with cattle or sheep, don’t add any fertilisers or herbicides, … Continue reading

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Missing summer…

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Goodbye until next spring…

The sea cliff flowers have all but gone for another year, but there will always be colour around us…

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Nice Day In The Gardens of Erddig

This week we are management planning for the National Trust at the wonderful landscape and gardens of Erddig in North Wales….here are some nice photos courtesy of the other Mike.  

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High Summer

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Amazing Hay Meadows

I’ve been away working again this week visiting yet more beautiful gardens and grasslands, and the absolute highlight of the trip was seeing this incredible hay meadow that had more orchids in it than I’ve ever seen in my life … Continue reading

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Sea Cliff Flowers

On my way to the beach yesterday for a leisurely swim (I know!) I came across lots of lovely patches of the oxeye daisy, our largest native member of the daisy family in the UK.  It is a perennial herb … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic in the Woods

Beautiful carpets of wild garlic with patches of bluebells in the shade of the big canopy trees, smells absolutely lovely in the warm air, late spring in the woods.  

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