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Liz Heard View Drop Down
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    Posted: 17 Jul 2011 at 8:08pm
hi folks,

couple of pix i hope you enjoy - for any flora appreciative members/guests;

Clustered Bellflower Campanulata glomerata on Minchinhampton Common;

from Painswick Beacon heres its (far larger) sibling, Nettle-Leaved Bellflower Campanulata trachelium;

UK established aliens;

Snowberry Symphoricarpus rivularis;

Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia changing costume Klark Kent to Superman style - though much more slowly obviously LOL;

the above, rather surreal pic shows leaf, tendrils and buds against the background of a passing train. if any of you trainspotter geeks can ID it then that would be most impressive! LOL

our well-loved herp heroes;

sexy pair of male AF;

same pair used as a caliper to measure Large-Flowered Evening Primrose Oenothera erythrosepala;

"how the hell do you expect me to spot adders and lizards in this bloody jungle Ben?

all the best


Edited by ben rigsby - 17 Jul 2011 at 8:14pm
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Ah bellflowers Ben! Used to have wild ones in the Lakes when I lived there but don't have them here in East Devon that I've seen.
The evening primrose I was ripping out of my front garden yesterday where it has self seeded and is threatening to become a pest. I didn't plant it and don't let it flower or seed BUT it still keeps appearing!
I love virginia creeper when it turns red but it is another plant I had to remove as it was growing over a shed and into it and generally taking over.
Snowberry very good for quick hedging with the speed it grows. Are you stood in a dangerous place taking some of these shots - between railway lines?!
My garden slow worms now number well over 30. I was worried about their late appearance in spring but they seem not to have suffered in the hard winter with even the babies overwintering and appearing.
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