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Wild Summer Flowers (part two)

hywel

By hywel

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Here’s my second blog on wild summer flowers, following on from the first one I wrote back in July.

The lanes and river banks around here have many different species, so let’s go for a walk to see what we can find.

First of all we’ll go up the little road at the back of the garden

There are pretty cottages and glimpses of the country side from there

Here we can see a lot of Convolvulous twining it’s way up the hedgerows

There are white ones

And pink ones

Here’s a view of Tricarn, from the little back road

By a field we see the tall Great Hairy Willowherb -
Epilobium hirustum

And here’s a relative of it – Rose Bay Willowherb -
Epiloboum angustifolium, growing along the little road aswell.

There seems to have been lots of it this year.

Further along, the little road becomes a pretty lane

Along the lane there are marshy meadows, and they’ve got some interesting species growing in them

There was a lot of Meadowsweet – Filipendula ulmaria

And this is Great Burnet ….

It’s called Sanguisorba oficinalis – a relative of the pink fluffy garden Sanguisorba

The next flower is called Sneezewort. It belongs to the yarrows, and it’s botanical name is Achillea ptarmica.

There was a lot of it through all the meadows along the lane

This next one is Marsh Woundwort – Stachys Palustris – there was plenty of that in the meadows aswell

I end our walk at the village, where the side of the hill has been reclaimed.
There are wooded areas on the hill, with many paths leading through them

Along these paths grow lots of Rose Bay Willowherb again – Epilobium angusifolium

And you can see some nice views…..
Here’s Tricarn and his neighbour, from the hill.

And a view of part of the village, also from the hill

In the next wild flower blog we’ll go up the river bank to see what’s growing there, but that’s enough for now :o)

More blog posts by hywel

Previous post: Wild Summer Flowers (part one)

Next post: Wild Summer Flowers (Part Three)



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Put that blog into faves!
Lovely wild flowers and great that you know all their names!!

3 Oct, 2011

 

What a wonderful walk, Hywel ...
Thanks for identifying so many wild flowers ...
and the views of the villages and hills are fab :o)

3 Oct, 2011

 

I seem to recognise a lot of those wild flowers...I have them in my garden ...and I think that they are lovely and I just let them grow..saves buying plants..

3 Oct, 2011

 

in my favourites too ~ thanks hywel, lovely walk and lovely to know all the names too
i particularly like that sneezewort! and its name!!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks everyone. I hope you're not all out of puff lol :D

3 Oct, 2011

 

lovely blog hywel and such pretty flowers, we have lots of them Convolvulous around here they look lovely peeping out of the hedge rows. surprises me how many different wild flowers we see even when summer is over.
rain here yesterday and dull and cold today, thats it for NW summer i thinks lol :o)) x

3 Oct, 2011

 

What lovely countryside, I feel like I've been on the walk with you. Breath of fresh air.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely blog Hywel.

3 Oct, 2011

 

As always lovely views and I appreciate your knowledge of wild flowers. I can smell the meadowsweet from here. I have a lot of convolvulus in the garden, the white one, which I know I should be getting rid of but it is always one step in ahead of me.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely photos H,makes me want to visit to see these beautiful WFs.Have introduced Meadowsweet into the garden.Find I have to stake it. Have just started a small WF patch.I could see quite a few of those plants growing there.

3 Oct, 2011

 

I enjoyed that walk and such wonderful colour in all those wild flowers, and gorgeous scenes you have there Hywel.

3 Oct, 2011

 

They are all very beautiful flowers Hywel, but the first one once you get it in your garden it is very difficult to get rid of it. The roots go many feet down. I have it in my front garden.

3 Oct, 2011

 

I enjoyed that walk with you Hywel. Just what I needed after a hard day at work. Thank you!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely Hywel.... love seeing all the wild flowers. You have lovely countryside near you....

3 Oct, 2011

 

Brilliant blog love all the photos you show us of the erea where you live, can't wait to see next blog.

3 Oct, 2011

 

What a lovely stroll, enjoyed the views and the pretty wildflowers.;0)

3 Oct, 2011

 

Thank's Hywel for taking us there. realy enjoyed it love the flowers.:)

3 Oct, 2011

 

gorgeous pice Hywel - really nice flowers and views

3 Oct, 2011

 

A proper field trip with knowledgable guide, thanks for that Hywel, totally engrossed with the views & native plants.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely flowers ... great countryside views ... lovely ... thanks for showing this, Hywel ... :o)

3 Oct, 2011

 

Love your walks, Hywel. Have always enjoyed wild flowers and still have a lovely identification book given to me by my Grandma when I was about 7. She and my Nana were largely responsible for my interest in gardening. Love the Meadowsweet and Great Burnet- fabulous colour. Just made some beads in very similar shade.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Wonderful walk there Hywel, thank you, I do love the scenery where you are and particularly like that Great Burnet and Rose bay willowherb absolute beauties. Keep up taking walks, we love them.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks for the walk, Hywel - lovely views of Tricarn. :o)

4 Oct, 2011

 

Oh, Hywel, that was fantastic and how I would love to do that walk on a nice summer day. I thought the Sneezewort was pretty enough for the garden. Wild flowers are really something. Thank you, and I have added to my favs...

4 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I love the Rose bay willow herb and am always sorry when it dies down , a lovely walk Hywel :o)

4 Oct, 2011

 

Sneezewort.......a great name for a lovely plant.

4 Oct, 2011

 

Hi |Hywell
What a knowlegeable chap you are. When I look at your photos, it makes me wonder why do we try to improve on nature? I loved your blog and have also added it to my favourites. I am having trouble thinking of convolvulus as a wild flower - to me it is troublesome and unfondly referred to as bindweed!! I especially liked photo 13 - If I could choose just one this would be it!

4 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks for all your comments, and sorry I forgot to answer them until now :o(

No 13 - that was the lane, if I counted them properly. Yes it deos look lovely doesn't it. Although it can be a bit creepy there sometimes lol It's got rather a remote feel, and I always think of a girl who got murdered in another nearby lane a few years ago. So I don't go along there very often :O ... And I keep looking behind me lol

I had bindweed in a garden where I lived some years ago. It's a nuisance in the garden, but nice when it grows where it can't cause any havoc :o)

5 Oct, 2011

 

Nearly missed this one Hywel, I do enjoy your walks around where you live, the scenery is great, I recognize many of the wildflowers but without your knowledge of them I`d never have been able to put a name to them.
Thanks Hywel, looking forward to more daytrips with you...

5 Oct, 2011

 

hywel, being new to this site, i've not been on one of your walks before, but oh did i enjoy my first one, i was actually there.I'm haveing a cup of tea now & putting my feet up,after such a pretty & interesting blog.smurf.

5 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you both :o) I'm glad you enjoyed the walk.

Hi Smurf - Welcome to GoY :o)

6 Oct, 2011

 

A lovely relaxing walk in the sunshine.........where's it gone Hywel? Great photos too of the views, you live in a beautiful area. It's always reassuring to see lots of wildflowers as the nitrates that the farmers use and the grubbed up hedgerows have diminished them in past years.

7 Oct, 2011

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