Saturday, 23 May 2009
I thought I'd mention a few wild plants that grow all around here and are worthy of any cultivated plant found in a garden centre.
Pictured above is Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare, a beautiful wildflower which has cropped up just under the kitchen window. I'm going to try and collect the seed later in the year and scatter it about, see what happens.
Above is Corydalis Corydalis solida . It seeds itself around freely and its' ferny foliage and nodding flowers are a welcome sight. It loves growing along the buildings here and I'm glad it does!
Iris pseudacorus grows in the margin down by the river. Hopefully this will just continue to multiply.
This wild orchid (at least I think it is) popped up in the long grass. I don't cut an area down in the field for no other reason than it fills with crickets. I love hearing them 'sing'.
Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum grows everywhere. I'm often too hasty to weed it out when actually, it's a really pretty plant. The little pink flowers are very geranium-esque, so they're very 'flavour' of the month with me as I've got 'into' geraniums this year.
I'll not cover ferns again as I mentioned them in my last post, that aside, one thing's for sure, the garden's a better place for all the wild stuff.