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Plants in the Wild: To the woods

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Started by: Mel Linney

My aim with this thread is to encourage would be amateur botanisers to improve their skills with local plants armed with a field guide. Good luck and happy hunting.

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Contribution from Tim Ingram 19 February 2013, 15:51top / bottom of page

This woodland is mostly man-made and more recent, with some introduced species as well as natives, but there are a few magnificent old specimens which look particularly wonderful in winter garb. The entrance to the churchyard down the road is framed in yew, and not far away at Eastling are some of oldest yews in the country - tremendous to see.

Contribution from Tim Ingram 12 March 2014, 08:38top / bottom of page
Galanthus in the Ukraine

There are some fascinating photographs of variation in Galanthus nivalis and Leucojum vernum in the eastern Carpathian woods of the Ukraine, pictured by Dimitri Zubov on the Scottish Rock Garden Forum (see under Galanthus). Plus a picture of a crocus just like Jānis Ruckšān's great find 'Carpathian Wonder'. Wonderful to see that natural variation of plants which mirrors and fuels our gardening preoccupations.

Contribution from ian mcdonald 25 March 2014, 16:18top / bottom of page
limestone woods

Hello Mel, have you visited the woods on the magnesian limestone belt to the east of your area? They are well worth a visit in spring, ian.


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