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A walk in the wood.


By toto


Yesterday, being so nice, a friend and I decided to go for a walk in the local wood and it’s surrounding area.
The first area we came to after entering the wood was the pond and looking across we could see a Pussy Willow shining in the sunlight.

Around the perimeter of the pond we walked and standing close to the edge we saw these majestic looking Bullrushes.

Further along the path were many Lesser Celandines

and Wood Anenomes.

It was good to see the first flowers of the Blackthorn.

The view through the trees with the Wood Anenomes flowering beneath.

On the way back to the pub we saw this pretty, blue flower of Brunnera.

To end our little jaunt we came across this little Speedwell. Seemed appropriate somehow.

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What a lovely walk toto, I especially like that view through the trees.

16 Mar, 2009


Thanks Ginellie.
Thank you Bonkers. If you see this blog you will understand what I meant by the identification.
What I said may be an Alkanet is in fact the Brunnera which appeared in one of your recent photos.
I have now edited the blog so that not everyone manages to spot that I'm an idiot.

16 Mar, 2009


Oh Wow see what you mean great is that to see it in its native habitat !

16 Mar, 2009


Love the Wood Anenomes Toto, I would like some of these amongst my trees :)

16 Mar, 2009


It's a lovely spot Toto - you're lucky to have this close by.

16 Mar, 2009


I love to see the spring wild flowers and pussy willows. It's the best time of year I think.

17 Mar, 2009


Dawnsaunt. They are beautiful little flowers but I've never seen them for sale anywhere. Hockley Wood, which is where these are, is absolutely full of them at this time of year.
Yes Bonkers, great to see in it's native habitat as you say.
Hywel. I too love all the spring flowers, the trees coming into bud and the leaves unfurling and the first insects. I guess it's because spring is the transformation from the dead of winter to the abundance of summer.
Bernieh. You are so right, I am very lucky to have all this practically on my doorstep.
Thank you all for your comments.

17 Mar, 2009


Hi Toto - I could probably get some seeds online from a native wild flower seed co. I agree, Spring is certainly coming to life .... at long last and how wonderful it is :-)

17 Mar, 2009


Oh Yes!

17 Mar, 2009


What a lovely walk, and aren't you clever knowing the names of all the plants! I wouldn't have known any of them. (Wouldn't stop me appreciating them though!)

12 Jul, 2009


Thanks Jan. When you go to the same place a few times you get to know the plants that are there.

12 Jul, 2009


I enjoyed your walk in the wood lovely wild flowers there

14 Jul, 2009


It's a very old wood Morgana. Apparently people like Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and other famous people used to hunt there.

15 Jul, 2009


That is very interesting do they do public tours there, those were the days when they only killed to eat not greed in order to make money.:)

15 Jul, 2009


They don't really do tours as such and I'm not sure that they only killed to eat either. If you want to find out more just type "Hockley Wood" into your search engine.

15 Jul, 2009


Thanks I will :)

16 Jul, 2009

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