Monthly Archives: June 2012


Wild Orchids and Helleborines of the woodland

This is the time of year when I check on the growth of my Twayblade and Bird’s-nest Orchids and Violet Helleborines. They co-exist within the same patch of woodland where I have been monitoring and nurturing their spread over the years. They are all enchanting, the Violet Helleborine, seems somewhat reserved about its beauty keeping itself to the shaded rather bare areas where … Continue reading

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A slap in the face can be interesting

When checking some plants beside the greenhouse today I received a sting on the cheek, not from an insect but from something minute that had hit my face at some speed. I carried on for a while and occasionally heard the sound of something small hitting against the glass. I took my gaze down to what was an empty collecting … Continue reading

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