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Common Mallow

| 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 [...]

Scarlet Pimpernel

| 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. Click on the image below to go to for more information about this book or visit the Farming [...]

More Wildflowers – Green Thumb Sunday

| 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. Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join [...]

A Mysterious Flower – Green Thumb Sunday

| 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. Green Thumb Sunday Logo Join Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in [...]

Wildflowers – Green Thumb Sunday

| 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. 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

| 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. [...]

White Deadnettle

| 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 [...]

Red Deadnettle

| 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 [...]

Lesser Celandine

| 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 [...]


| 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 [...]