sara | November 13, 2007
The common mallow is a wildflower.
The Latin name is Malva sylvestris.
The flowers grow on short stems although the plant can grow to 80 cm tall.
The petals are bright purplish pink and form in clusters.
Each flower has five petals which all have a u shaped notch at the tip of the petal.
The petals also have darker [...]
sara | November 9, 2007
The scarlet pimpernel is a wildflower.
This flower is found in Britain and Western Europe.
The scarlet pimpernel grows in cornfields, gardens and on wasteland.
The flower has salmon red petals.
It flowers May – August.
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admin | August 5, 2007
I thought I would go wild again 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 in July and August.
Checkout the wildflowers seen on the farm in June.
Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every [...]
sara | July 15, 2007
After the flood I found this flower in the garden. I do not know what it is called or whether it is a wildflower or not.
If anyone recognises this beautiful and intriguing flower then please leave a comment – thank you.
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admin | June 17, 2007
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.
Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As The Garden Grows for more information.
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admin | May 18, 2007
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.
The flowers are a light blue colouring, forming [...]
admin | April 18, 2007
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 flowering [...]
admin | April 16, 2007
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 grows on agricultural land, [...]
admin | April 10, 2007
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 buttercup.
The flower is star shaped [...]
admin | March 5, 2007
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 to a supporting tree or hedge [...]