Category Archives: Garden Plants and Wild Flowers

Water Lily and Leaves

Water Lily leaves and their flowers are a common feature of ponds and lakes in the UK. The leaves may be green, but sometimes they are purplish-red. The water may be brown, as in this image. But sometimes it is … Continue reading

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Hostas

A clump of Hostas is a remarkable sight, and I’ve seen two images on the Internet in recent weeks that inspired me to get out and take a picture of the Hostas in our own garden. When you take over … Continue reading

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Hornbeam

This image is about a month late reaching the screen, overtaken by more pressing images. Hornbeam – Carpinus Betulus – is a beautiful deciduous tree but it is also commonly planted for hedging. The leaves are distinctive, similar in size … Continue reading

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Natural Patterns

Life has been a little frantic in the last few weeks as we prepare for a wedding – hence the sporadic posting. It’s some time since we visited the coast, and recent ‘outings’ have been mainly to visit gardens and … Continue reading

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Clematis Montana

When you move house you inherit much more than a building, you also inherit a garden and all that is within it. We moved house in late November when Autumn was well advanced and most of the plants and shrubs … Continue reading

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Campanula

Campanula (Bell Flower in plain English) is a large genus of garden plants. They are graceful, pretty plants but tend to be fragile. They grow to about eighteen inches in height but as the flowers come out they become a … Continue reading

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Wisteria

It’s Wisteria time. It comes hot on the heels of Plum Blossom, Apple Blossom and Bluebells. All are subjected to the vagaries of the British Spring. The wind blasts the blossom off the trees so that it looks like it … Continue reading

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