Wildflowers – Green Thumb Sunday

I thought I would go wild this Green Thumb Sunday with a wildflower slide show. Take a look at the beautiful array of wildflowers that can be found in and around my farm. Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As The Garden Grows  for more information. Green Thumb SundayGreen Thumb Sunday

Germander Speedwell

Germander speedwell is a perennial wildflower. The latin name is Veronica chamaedrys. This speedwell grows in meadows, woodland edges, hedgerows and scrubland. It is common throughout most of Europe, except the far North and grows in North and West Asia. Germander speedwell can grow to 40cm tall. This plant has oval shaped leaves with toothed edges. … Read more Germander Speedwell

White Deadnettle

On Saturday my family came over for a visit and as the weather was so glorious we were out in the garden. On a stroll through the orchard, my brother-in-law remarked that he didn’t know nettles had white flowers. This variety of nettle is called the white deadnettle. The white deadnettle is a perennial wild … Read more White Deadnettle

Red Deadnettle

We have nettles growing all over our farm and it wasn’t until I started my hunt for guinea fowl eggs that I realised that there are different varieties of nettle. The red deadnettle is an annual wild flowering plant. It’s latin name is Lamium purpureum. This plant is found in Britain, Europe and Asia. The red deadnettle … Read more Red Deadnettle

Lesser Celandine

The lesser celandine is a wild flower. It’s latin name is Rannunculus ficaria. The lesser celandine is part of the buttercup family of wild flowers. It grows in Britain and Western Europe. Lesser celandine grow on hedgebanks, in woodlands and orchards. It is a small plant with yellow flowers that could be mistaken for the … Read more Lesser Celandine


  Ivy is a climbing shrub which can grow wild. The Latin name is Hedera Helix. Ivy grows on trees, rocks, walls, in hedgerows and on the ground in very shaded woodlands. It is very common in the British Isles and Western Europe. Ivy can grow and extend over long distances. This shrub attaches itself … Read more Ivy