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  • #46
    Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

    Originally posted by Imageryone View Post
    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

    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.
    John

    m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

    "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

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    • #47
      Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

      I thought photography slowed walks down

      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.
      The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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      • #48
        Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

        Excellent, must be very interesting. Hope they all stay in the garden
        John

        m4/3: E-P2, EM-5, 100-300, 14-42mm 12-50mm, 45mm, panny 14mm. 4/3: 7-14 + Flashes & tripods & stuff

        "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints".

        Flickr gallery

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        • #49
          Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

          No Japanese Knotweed , John, or Triffids, so think we may be safe

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

          The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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          • #50
            Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

            Originally posted by Imageryone View Post
            No Japanese Knotweed , John, or Triffids, so think we may be safe

            Thought you might enjoy this, raindrops on Green Hellebore ( from the garden )
            Impressive discipline of the droplets.

            Harold
            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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            • #51
              Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

              Originally posted by Imageryone View Post
              A few from Imageryone Reserve,

              Yellow Archangel

              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.
              Peter (Art Frames)

              You can see some of my things on Flickr

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              • #52
                Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post


                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.

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

                look forward to seeing them later.
                Peter (Art Frames)

                You can see some of my things on Flickr

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                • #53
                  Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                  Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                  New Broom, Old Lenses

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

                  Harold

                  Harold, Spectacular flowers. Tend not to be able to grow it in our garden. But a very nice specimen.
                  Peter (Art Frames)

                  You can see some of my things on Flickr

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                  • #54
                    Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                    Originally posted by art frames View Post
                    Harold, Spectacular flowers. Tend not to be able to grow it in our garden. But a very nice specimen.
                    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
                    The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                    • #55
                      Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                      Originally posted by art frames View Post
                      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
                      The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                      • #56
                        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..


                        Lady's smock - Cardamine pratensis
                        by Peter Willmott, on Flickr

                        I have high hopes that Imageryone will have a go for his reserve.
                        Peter (Art Frames)

                        You can see some of my things on Flickr

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                        • #57
                          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
                          The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                          • #58
                            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.
                            The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.

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                            • #59
                              Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                              Originally posted by Imageryone View Post
                              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.
                              Peter (Art Frames)

                              You can see some of my things on Flickr

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                              • #60
                                Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread


                                Red Campion flower - Silene Dioica
                                by Peter Willmott, on Flickr

                                Some Red Campion on its own and with a visitor


                                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...

                                The pink was very variable. I think as it gets older it fades. Plus the sun was in and out.
                                Peter (Art Frames)

                                You can see some of my things on Flickr

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