1st August

…dozen adders under a sheet of galvanised iron. This is the herb wild marjoram in a variety of colours. wild marjoram wild marjoram Then two prevalent tiny wild flowers which…

21st March

…Rehderodendron indochinense A startlingly good batch of wild violets on a hot sunny bank. Some are much darker than others. wild violets wild violets The white Rhododendron arboreum just out…

29th June

…cannot find it in my wild flower books as yet. unknown as yet wild flower unknown as yet wild flower 2019 – CHW Cutting Podocarpus today for the Podocarpaceae Plant…

15th July

…in a more formal garden context but not, it seems, as a wildflower. Ajuga reptans Ajuga reptans Another common woodland garden wildflower is Filipendula ulmaria, Meadowsweet, which often gets mown…

1st June

…of wild campion now replaces the primroses, daffodils and bluebells here too. Only three weeks since the bluebells faded and the grass took over. wild campion Erigeron karvinskianus (syn mucronatus)…

11th May

…Magnolia sieboldii ‘Jersey Belle’ Another Azalea ‘Caerhays Lavender’ still in new growth in full shade. Azalea ‘Caerhays Lavender’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ leaves a week on. Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’…

13th March

…true M. macclurei or the so called var. subleana. What I was growing as that species didnt key properly in FOC or Magnolia book and mine wasnt a known wild

2nd April

…the top bank. Elsewhere bluebells. A veritable carpet of flowers. Cyclamen coum, coloured primroses and wild primulas Cyclamen coum, coloured primroses and wild primulas A pleasant surprise. At last an…

1st May

…sun. Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Black Swan’ Salix moupinense (from Tom Hudson / Vietnam) is very different from Salix fargesii despite what the reference books say. I had…

4th February

…last year on a young Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Snowdrops already over and setting seed. Snowdrops The first ‘wild’ daffodils are just out (late) by the Four in Hand. ‘wild’…