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jdal 14th May 2016 09:04 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by Imageryone (Post 385846)
Good to see you back, is your Botany course for personal satisfaction or job related, must be a fascinating course.
We have lots of Hellebores in the Garden, seems the worse you treat them, the more you get.

Cheers. Personal satisfaction - stuff to do when you retire. Teacher is a lichenologist really, but also an expert plant botanist. I've been doing it for 4 years now, two terms at once a week. It's fascinating stuff but it doesn't half slow walks down :eek:

Good to see you've got Hellebores in the garden! That'd be very unusual up here, although there was another Broad Leaved one growing next to the track en route to the 1st tee in the golf club, getting trolly wheels all over it.

Imageryone 14th May 2016 10:12 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
I thought photography slowed walks down :p

Our friend Barry Stevenson travels the whole world as a botanist,we have plants in the garden from all over. He brings seeds back and cultivates them here to see if they can survive.

jdal 14th May 2016 10:28 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Excellent, must be very interesting. Hope they all stay in the garden :eek:

Imageryone 14th May 2016 12:01 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
No Japanese Knotweed *nono*nono, John, or Triffids, so think we may be safe:rolleyes:

Thought you might enjoy this, raindrops on Green Hellebore ( from the garden )

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...pszovwb6qf.jpg

Harold Gough 14th May 2016 12:09 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by Imageryone (Post 385868)
No Japanese Knotweed *nono*nono, John, or Triffids, so think we may be safe:rolleyes:

Thought you might enjoy this, raindrops on Green Hellebore ( from the garden )

Impressive discipline of the droplets.

Harold

art frames 14th May 2016 12:18 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by Imageryone (Post 385831)
A few from Imageryone Reserve, :)

Yellow Archangel

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...pstojv364t.jpg

Absolutely love Archangel, it always grows alongside the bluebells in a local wood, but stubbornly prefers to be amongst nettles so I never get a good shot of the whole plant.

The reserve is thriving, nice to make a visit. :)

art frames 14th May 2016 12:21 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler (Post 385833)
*note

I'll have to take to some photos of the walkways in Buttonshaw Park, Springwood covered in wisteria when they come out in flower next spring (downunder). I will have to make sure no child is in the photo though, or some paranoid parent might get upset. :rolleyes:

*chr

Sounds perfect. Do they look exactly like the one I know here?

look forward to seeing them later.

art frames 14th May 2016 12:23 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by Harold Gough (Post 385838)
New Broom, Old Lenses

Here are the first of the broom shrub flowers of the year.

Harold

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufi...?ts=1463204438

Harold, Spectacular flowers. Tend not to be able to grow it in our garden. But a very nice specimen. *chr

Harold Gough 14th May 2016 12:41 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by art frames (Post 385877)
Harold, Spectacular flowers. Tend not to be able to grow it in our garden. But a very nice specimen. *chr

Thanks, Peter.

This one has hung onto life, helped by permanent support to its leaning stem from string, attached to a nearby fruit tree.

Harold

Harold Gough 14th May 2016 12:43 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by art frames (Post 385874)
Absolutely love Archangel, it always grows alongside the bluebells in a local wood, but stubbornly prefers to be amongst nettles so I never get a good shot of the whole plant.

The reserve is thriving, nice to make a visit. :)

Look out for some large, yellow Spurge (Euphorbia). You may also find Wood Sorrel and Wood Anemone.

Harold

art frames 14th May 2016 01:44 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
When I was out looking for Orange Tips egg laying I took some shots of Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis) with and without butterflies. I am posting it here together with a link to a handy hint on propagating some for your wild patch in your garden; thereby encouraging orange tips to visit and hopefully breed there. I was shown the blog link on Twitter. The hint works, it is simple and quick and the only thing you need to ensure is you mist spray it every day..

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7663/...1ee93567_b.jpg
Lady's smock - Cardamine pratensis
by Peter Willmott, on Flickr

I have high hopes that Imageryone will have a go for his reserve.

Harold Gough 14th May 2016 01:58 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
We have Orange Tips as residents every year. I was trying to photograph a male on Honesty within the past hour.

Garlic Mustard aka Jack By The Hedge is rampant in out garden but I have yet to see caterpillars on it.

Harold

Imageryone 14th May 2016 03:58 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
I have high hopes that Imageryone will have a go for his reserve.[/QUOTE]

I am sure I have seen some in the garden, Peter, we do seem to get Orange Tips around.

art frames 14th May 2016 04:11 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Originally Posted by Imageryone (Post 385906)
I am sure I have seen some in the garden, Peter, we do seem to get Orange Tips around.

That will be the excellent reserve manager. :)

art frames 15th May 2016 05:25 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/...4f68cf1c_b.jpg
Red Campion flower - Silene Dioica
by Peter Willmott, on Flickr

Some Red Campion on its own and with a visitor

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7128/...9267528a_b.jpg
Male Brimstone on Red Campion flower
by Peter Willmott, on Flickr

Please excuse the posting of a butterfly in flowers. But we need some controversy here...:rolleyes:

The pink was very variable. I think as it gets older it fades. Plus the sun was in and out.


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