Pics of wild flower verges along roads

On the stretch between Newhaven and Peacehaven they have had the most lovely wild flowers growing. Last year I didn't get to take pics till late in season. This year I want to take pics to show all the lovely views. Would be great if others took pics where there are such roadsides near them-the  last pic is an example of what I assume are poppies getting ready to flower




  • John HardingJohn Harding Posts: 473

    Nice pictures Bev, 

    I toured Colorado State in USA back in 1991 and having a keen interest in photograpy I made a point of taking pictures of all the different roadside flowers as a holiday project. In those days there was no such thing as digital cameras so I was using film (transparency slides) which I don't have the facility to digitise. John H

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Lovely pics Bev. What do you think the mauve one in 4 is?

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    Good idea Bev, were the pictures taken last year? There was something on a programme I watched recently was talking about this. Just imagine if all the councils allowed this to happen.....

    Theres a few in there that I've introduced into my garden. Love the lone sweet rocketimage

    I do often have a look at the roadsides as I go by will try and take some pics



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,776

    John my BIL is a keen diver and photographer and had loads of slides. I'm sure he has transferred some or may know how to. I will see if I can find out for you. image

    Lovely pix Bev!

    Hollie I think some councils have started programmes whereby only parts of the verges are cut. I'm sure it was discussed on Jeremy Vine show (radio 2) last year because motorists were complaining that they couldn't see because of the height of grass etc....image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • fred#60fred#60 Posts: 58

    Verges should be cut once a year only as far as i`m concerned, it`s good for wildlife and therefore good for your garden, think bees, lacewings, moths, butterflies etc. Is it really that important to have a neat, perfect boring grassy verge?

  • The pics were taken today- I took loads more but just chose a few for on here.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    Hi Fairygirl, this was more recent...........might have been countryfile

    I was wondering if the daisies were ox eyed and what the yellow ones were?


  • They were ox eyed dasies I think- quite large as well as normal little ones. Afraid I don't know what most of the plants were.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,776

    You're right Fred- it may be different up here too. I've noticed they cut the verges less often and not the whole verge either. That way it should keep everyone theory image

    I think with all the cutbacks it probably suits councils too!

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    They have just cut all the verges around here; I thought when I saw it happening, what a strange time of year to do it, but I guess they want to do it before the plants set seed and all fly into the fields and gardens. But they have not cut the whole depth of the verge which is a good thing.

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