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Double click on image to go deeper. Rose of Sharon (Hypericum Calycinum), rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.

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No Petals Yet Beauty Still Remains

After flowers have run their course and have lost their petals I am always on the look out for what come next. Sometimes it can be equally or even more beautiful than what came before. Please click on the image for a larger more detailed view. Clicking a second time may get you a little... Continue Reading →

Holm Oak

Quercus ilex Also called ‘Holly Oak’  or ‘Evergreen Oak’, this oak is a dense evergreen tree with tough foliage which grows up to 20m (66ft) tall.  The crown is dense, dark and broadly domed, often on a short trunk with several ascending large branches. The bark is dark grey with shallow fissures, and in time... Continue Reading →

Alien Forest In A Plant Pot

Bonfire-moss (Funaria hygrometrica) I have a small plant pot by my water butt which has some liverwort growing in it last time I looked. This time I looked it had something else growing in it, this rather untidy looking yet delightful moss. Note the long, swan-neck seta.

Primrose

Primula vulgaris The Primrose is a harbinger of spring with its pale yellow flowers and spoon-shaped basal leaves formed in rosettes. The leaves are evergreen in suitable environments, and are wrinkled with toothed margins. It flowers February to May, or earlier. Found in deciduous woodland, woodland glades, embankments, meadows and roadside verges. Native to Britain,... Continue Reading →

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