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Melittis mellscophyllum

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By Vicky1


Melittis mellscophyllum

One of our native plants but not used very often
Flowers over a long period and how pretty is that?



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Lovely flower, looks like and orchid.

6 Dec, 2009

 

Only seen this once on holiday in Devon or Somerset, they called it Bastard Balm but no one knew why such a pretty flower had such an ugly name.

6 Dec, 2009

 

I agree w Simbad, looks very much like an orchid. It's very pretty :)

7 Dec, 2009

 

going to be looking for that :))

7 Dec, 2009

 

You should see it in Devon Grindle even in the hedge rows, Devon is one of the few places it flourishes?

7 Dec, 2009

uma
Uma
 

Pretty flower!

7 Dec, 2009

 

That is very pretty...:>)

10 Dec, 2009

 

I'll have to look harder Drc LOL

11 Dec, 2009

 

I have this - and one of the plants sent by that Nursery that let me down is a different one! I love it. :-))

I didn't know it was a native plant, Vicky??

16 Dec, 2009

 

How did you get let down spritz
I couldnt find the post you were talking about?

16 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful. Is it a woodland type plant? I could imagine it growing in shade under trees. Or does it need sun!

27 Dec, 2009

 

Sorry Vicky - I missed your question - I wrote a blog called 'They certainly made up for it' in November. It's still there, if you want to read it.

Paul - mine is in a shady area with only a couple of hours of sun a day.

10 Jan, 2010



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