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Walk on the wild side

Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
Unfortunately I can't manage a walk on the cliffs this year - although they are full of blossom and bird song - however I have made do with a short walk in our local lanes and this is what we saw.
Red CampionA type of sedum (2 of same)This is a cultivated plant - is it a Rhodo?Wood violetThree angled garlic grows on roadsides and in wallsI think this is Star of Bethlehem - no leaves and just three small clumps growing in this field
Red Valerian

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,636
    Lovely photos as always Guernsey Donkey2, that shrub is Choysia Dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'. 
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    Thank you Borderline - Choysia Dewitteana was certainly eye catching - planted outside the sheltered home on our route today. I am pleased that you enjoyed looking at the pictures - they look a whole lot nicer when the sun is bright!
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,514
    Very nice. I've got a bit of a sedum obsession so I love seeing them thriving out in the wild.
    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
  • nultyphilip224nultyphilip224 Ireland,..The Midlands.Posts: 923
    @Guernsey Donkey2,..very nice images and they would encourage one to have a daily walk.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    I know I should nultyphilip, there is so much of interest in this small area but I find that by the time I have done a couple of hours in the garden I feel whacked!  I used to do lots of walking but energy levels are lower now.  However when I do make the effort I always enjoy the surroundings. Sedums I can take or leave, but they appear to be a half way between cacti and normal garden plants - and like cacti they seem to thrive in the most inhospitable of places like on walls or parched earth.
  • Daisy33Daisy33 LondonPosts: 1,031
    Lovely to see the photos of your walk, GD2. If you go for a walk round here and start taking pics people look most squinty at you and are likely to call Mr Plod. :D
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,514
    Sedums I can take or leave, but they appear to be a half way between cacti and normal garden plants - and like cacti they seem to thrive in the most inhospitable of places like on walls or parched earth.
    There's a sedum for every occasion. A very underappreciated group of plants sadly even though they're great for pollinators.
    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    You are right Wild Edges - we have the sedum Spectabile (?) in our garden that flowers late summer/early autumn and is attractive to the Red Admiral & bees that seem to live on it virtually all day!
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,026
    I just planted some of that under my street tree. Sedums seem to love it there.
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