Grounsel is the type of wildflower that can be seen growing in the gaps in pavements, waste ground and disturbed ground.
Black medick is a yellow sprawling wildflower. It is loved by bees for its nectar and fixes nitrogen in the soil.
Feverfew is a perennial wildflower that grows into a small bush, up to 70 cm high, with strongly scented leaves. The flowers look a lot like daisies but are noticeable different. The flowers are larger, the yellow center is wider and the white petals are larger. Bees and other pollinators will happily fly to aContinue reading “Wildflowers – Feverfew”
Touch me not balsam is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Balsaminaceae found in damp places in Europe, Asia and North America. After the yellow flowers die off they are followed by pods which forcefully explode when ripe, ejecting the seeds for some distance. These exploding seed pods help to spread the seeds for some distance from the plant helping its spread. As the flower is longContinue reading “Wildflowers – Touch Me Not Balsam”
Growing red valerian can be a very rewarding experience. This is a very easy plant to grow both in pots and in the ground and very easy to look after.
Red valerian is a common perennial wildflower found across most of Europe and North America. The flowers can range from bright pink to purple and in some cases white. It was introduced into gardens before the 1600s, this plant from the Mediterranean soon escaped and became naturalised in the wild. It is known to attractContinue reading “Wildflower – Red Valerian”
Hawksweed is a common wildflower that is loved by bees, butterflies and pollinators. Later in the year the seeds are eaten by birds.
I noticed a bee struggling on the floor so I attempted a bee rescue.
Water smartweed is a water loving plant with bright pink flowers.
Great willow herb is an important source of food for a great variety of pollinators. Its bright pink flowers brighten up roadsides across the country.