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NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 13:10

I found 30 species, many more than I expected considering that the snow was still lying yesterday!

Erigeron karvinskianus

Anthemis cupaniana

Helleborus foetidus

Geranium robertianum

Armeria maritima

Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’

Lamium album

Taraxacum agg.


Sarcococca confusa

Rosa ‘Ballerina’

Liriope muscari

Vinca major

Primula x polyanthus

Primula vulgaris

Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’

Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’

Mahonia x media ‘Charity’

Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’

Euphorbia sp.

Erisymum ‘Bowles Mauve’


Bellis perennis

Jasminum nudiflorum


Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’



Stellaria media

Corylus avellana

The system won't let me upload photos at the moment, will try again later.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:44

Wild flower hunt tomorrow in Peterborough - we are meeting at the Rowing Lake, Thorpe Meadows, PE3 6LN at 11am to park, and taking as few cars as possible into the city centre from there. Please let me know if you want to come so that we don't leave without you!

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 22:06

Hope the snow does melt, Nut, I'm going on a wild flower hunt on Friday in Peterborough. Have a look at if anyone else fancies it.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 21:49

But it's not New Year's Day yet! Wait for it.....

I won't have much as my garden is still covered in snow!

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:07

That's very unlikely to be found in woodland, though.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:06

I've been impressed by my Grubs Boots, which are similar to MuckBoots. They are easy to get on and off, keep my feet warm, haven't leaked yet and are purple! I used to buy cheap ones, but they didn't even last one season as a rule (I wear them every day).

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:28

If you pull off all the brown bits, you should be left with a cone shape in the middle - a bit like a strawberry hull. That's if it is Echinacea, but I agree that it's an unlikely place to find them.

I don't suppose it could possibly be a Burdock??

Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 18:42

No, it isn't knapweed. Looks more like a member of the onion family to me.


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 12:52

You could try the Wolf RS2500. They are quite small, so fit my hands, and the slider for the lock is stiff so that I don't move it accidentally.

Mole hills

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 12:27

Moles can be a serious problem. I reseeded a large patch in the paddock in the autumn, the grass was growing well when Mr Mole discovered it. The patch looks like the surface of the moon now! I did buy some mole traps, but haven't had the heart to set them up - yet!!!

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