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A few seed heads

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Today as i had a day off i though i’d have a closer look at what’s out there in the garden…
A few bulbs poking up but this cold snap has put a lot on hold..
Then i noticed the few seed heads i’d not trimmed off yet and at a distance they look nice..

Bunny Tails ( Lagurus Ovatus )

Carex Brunnea ‘Variegata’

Dwarf Aster

Ice Plant ( Sedum Spectabile )

then i decided to look closer at a few….

Aster..

Carex..

Sedum..

only close up did i realise just how beautiful the end product of a plant can be, and just how amazing nature really is… :-)

i thought i’d share this and hope you all enjoy the final throws of these plants…

thanks for looking ..

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You are right there Sl they do look good, especially close up.

3 Feb, 2012

 

i agree, they look really lovely, i do like macro photos for all those amazing details

3 Feb, 2012

 

very nice indeed

3 Feb, 2012

 

Wonderful.
Thanks for sharing the photos. :o)))

3 Feb, 2012

 

Grea pics of close ups!! They do make great photos :)))))

3 Feb, 2012

 

thanks everyone, i like doing these close ups, sometimes the detail you get is amazing.Thanks :-))

3 Feb, 2012

 

Wonderful pics..yes it#s all quite amazing isnt it :)))))

3 Feb, 2012

 

make a good quiz ~ which seed head is this but it would be too hard for me
on the other hand close ups of food would be a lot easier!!!

3 Feb, 2012

 

it it, Thanks Pixi..
Sounds good Sticki, but your right that would be hard..Oooh food my favourite subject ;-)

3 Feb, 2012

 

mine too ~ did you guess?

3 Feb, 2012

 

Lol :-))

3 Feb, 2012

 

Yer lets get Terra to do a foody one,

3 Feb, 2012

 

i can do a foody one!! so could you yorkie and SL and a few others on here but its a gardening site.

how about edible plants??

3 Feb, 2012

 

yer, S for nettles

3 Feb, 2012

 

soup nettle???

3 Feb, 2012

 

no you silly thing, Stinging nettle,

3 Feb, 2012

 

you can make soup with them though

3 Feb, 2012

 

Careful though SL I find close ups fascinating since I did the wild carrott seed head I can't stop taking them.

3 Feb, 2012

 

i know what you mean Pimpernel, it is addictive :-))

You can make wine out of it too Sticki, i used to do that :-))

3 Feb, 2012

 

oh thats true, never tried it though.

3 Feb, 2012

 

very nice it is, tried lots when i was younger ;-))

3 Feb, 2012

 

no wine when i was younger ~ very strict!!!!

didnt you ever get stung when you made it?

3 Feb, 2012

 

no i'm used to nettles Sticki, pulled so many up in the past my hands are nettle proof... started as a teen helping my dad make it, then when i was 15 he let me sample it :-)

3 Feb, 2012

 

i hate nettles they hurt for ages when i get stung!!

when i was 7 or 8 i rolled down a hill covered in them!

3 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

We don't always take the time to look closely at plant life in the winter , thanks for showing us Slad , a lovely set of photos ......

I dry Nettle leaves in the spring to make nettle tea ,it's good for some conditions , skin ailments / Psoriasis Rheumatism .. I wear rubber gloves to pick them in the spring when they are young ,they need a good wash and dry as much as possible , then I dry them in the micro wave but you have to watch them every second because they easily burst into flames, when they are dry I scrunch them up like tea leaves and fill a jam jar , it tastes awful until you get use to it , they contain a high concentration of Iron and vit C and a high content of Chlorophyll

3 Feb, 2012

 

Blimey i bet that hurt Sticki...your right there before my hands got used to them it did hurt a lot....

3 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Amy, the nettle wine is an acquired taste too but like you say it is good in many ways...

3 Feb, 2012

 

i tried jasmine tea recently ~ it was very nice! not so many stings either!!! [only the price]

3 Feb, 2012

 

Lol, i've not tried to many green tea's, i prefer coffee (probably why i can't sleep well at night), if i have tea i make a pot with tea leaves..

4 Feb, 2012

 

to be honest we were out for a chinese meal and i was so bored i wanted something to do ~ even pouring the tea helped!! thats terrible isnt it!!!
anyway it was a nice refreshing drink

otherwise i tend to have coffee in mornings and tea in afternoons, i dont know why but it seems all wrong the other way round

4 Feb, 2012

 

Jasmin tea..yum!
Great photos, love those seed heads.

4 Feb, 2012

 

is it easy to buy lulu? to make at home i mean

4 Feb, 2012

 

not sure Sticky! I used to buy a green tea with roasted rice in it, best tea I ever tasted but the shop stopped selling it :(

4 Feb, 2012

 

shame when that happens

4 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Lulu.
i must have a coffee in the morning Sticki otherwise i'm like a bear with a sore head.... very grumpy :-))

4 Feb, 2012

 

have to call you grumpylad if its before 12 then SL?? if you havent had your coffee!!

4 Feb, 2012

 

more like grumpy old lad Sticki... just ask my kids how grumpy i can be.... one standing next to me know nodding :-))

4 Feb, 2012

 

thats what i like about children ~ they are so honest.

i had my haircut once and one of the five year olds [bright little girl] said

'Miss did you ask them to do that to your hair?'

i assume she didnt approve!!!!

4 Feb, 2012

 

lol Sticki, i shaved my goatie beard off a few years ago and when my eldest saw me she burst out laughing and said grow it back you look silly !!! bless her ;-)

4 Feb, 2012

 

you have to smile dont you!!

4 Feb, 2012

 

My boyfriend of (eeks nearly 30 years ago!) shaved his beard off and I didn't notice, my 4 year old friend did though!

4 Feb, 2012

 

did you get in trouble for that lulu?

4 Feb, 2012

 

Lol Lulu :-))

4 Feb, 2012

 

So long ago...can't remember!!! It was dark!!!

5 Feb, 2012

 

Seed pods etc can be fascinating, just as much as the flowers very often.

9 Feb, 2012

 

yes that's very true Hywel.. :-)

10 Feb, 2012

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