Welcome – British wildflowers
Welcome to my blog! I love spotting wildflowers when I’m out and about in nature. I’m always taking pics – some better than others! Recently I’ve been making more effort to identify them but I’m not a botanist.
This website is intended to be a blog where I put all my most recent pics, but I’m also building an identification resource. Every time I ID something new, I try to explain a bit about it. See these in the Wildflower links down the right hand side. You can see I still have a way to go! The pages I have put up may be incomplete because I only write about flowers I have seen. There may be related species I haven’t come across yet. There are many more wildflower pics on this site – just use the search box (top right) to find them or scroll through my posts.
You might notice that the month given in the blog post heading doesn’t match the month the post was written. This is because I’m often out and about and busy in the summer and then write it up in the winter.
This is where I put things spotted while out and about that don’t justify their own blog post:
6/10/21 They mowed selected areas in the Last Meadow in Seaford this week.
15/10/21 In flower in Seaford this week but not photographed – bristly oxtongue, red valerian, ivy-leaved toadflax. We have had a grey squirrel, jackdaws, doves, a pigeon, a magpie, sparrows and dunnocks on the patio and visiting the bird feeder.
25/04/21 In flower in Seaford this week but not photographed – english bluebell, geranium molle, herb robert. The ivy-leaved toadflax, wall mustard, bulbous buttercup, common dog violet and white comfrey are all flowering in abundance. The cow parsley is in flower and getting taller.
03/04/21 The fox tried to bury a ball in our garden this week, but was disturbed before she finished digging! Spotted in flower today for the first time this year – ivy leaved toadflax, spanish bluebell, bulbous buttercup, ground ivy, lords and ladies, wall mustard, common dog-violet.
Earlier in the year
04/03/21 Out and about in Seaford this week
Adding to the bird list: 2 magpies, now 2 wrens, 2 great tits.
19/02/21 Birds in my garden at the moment and for about the last month: 2 blackcaps, 2 collared doves, 2 wood pigeons, 2 robins, 3 blackbirds, numerous starlings, dunnocks & sparrows and a wren.
Here is a pic of the regular fox visitor we’ve had since early Nov.
06/02/21 Spotted in flower today on my health walk in Seaford Sussex but no pics:
Red deadnettle – Lamium purpureum, Daisy – Bellis perennis, Sweet violet – Viola odorata, Dandelion – Taraxacum, Shepherd’s purse – Capsella bursa-pastoris, Grounsel – Senecio vulgaris, Chickweed – Stellaria media, Annual dog-mercury – Mercurialis annua, Celandine – Ficaria verna, Speedwell – Veronica persica, Ivy-leafed toadflax – Cymbalaria muralis, Red valerian – Centranthus ruber, Cow parsley – Anthriscus sylvestris, Winter heliotrope – Petasites fragrans, Snowdrop – Galanthus (probably a garden escape), Winter heliotrope – Petastites fragrans.
Plus loads of frothy new Cow parsley and Alexanders foliage.