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Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 14:29

Please don't advocate taking wild flowers from verges or anywhere else. Even if it is "only a daisy". Uprooting wild plants is illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Of course, you may be able to find someone who wouldn't mind you removing daisies from their lawn!

Woodland plant id's please

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 00:07

There's a lovely book by Richard Mabey called Weeds: the story of outlaw plants. You can have a look here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weeds-Outlaw-Plants-Richard-Mabey-ebook/dp/B0043RTOUS/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400022238&sr=1-2&keywords=weeds 

ID help please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:21

Not Toadflax. The common name is Shining Cranesbill.

A colony of bees have taken

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:31

Yes, why do they like greenhouses? They seem to get trapped and I find them dead on the floor - shame.

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:29

That is beautiful!

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:52

Going to be pedantic again, Salad Burnet is now Poterium sanguisorba.

Ffb, I agree that the Ribwort Plantain is very attractive. It's also one of the most common wildflowers, have a look when you're out and about. The Hoary Plantain, Plantago media, has a really lovely flower, but it only grows on limestone.

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 14:36

Jim Macd, there are definitely red and orangey true Primula veris in the wild, I've seen some twice this year at different sites - and I can tell the difference!

Mystery plant ID

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 14:30

It's Caper Spurge, Euphorbia lathyris.

wild flowers

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 13:07

There's an easy answer, just use the scientific name! These are specific so one name, one plant. You might have to look it up though, if you're not familiar with them. Vernacular names are interesting but give rise to many misunderstandings; there are no right or wrong names as others have said.

Aquilegia shapes

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 12:46

Nut and Bob, I don't agree about the colour of wild A. vulgaris, it is usually a deep, intense blue. These are in my garden, but they are the wild type.

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