Category: Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring has sprung across Somerset. Flowers are blooming along roadside verges, gardens, parks and nature reserves. Bratton Seymour As we approach the spring equinox I am reminded of the church at Bratton Seymour.  On...

Meadow cranes-bill (Geranium pratense) - Ridge Road, Croscombe, Somerset, UK.

Meadow cranes-bill

This is a patch of Meadow cranes-bill (Geranium pratense) on the corner of the Ridge Road and Old Wells Road above the village of Croscombe in Somerset. This beautiful flower is very common along the local...

Horsington, Somerset

Horsington

A morning visit to Horsington in South Somerset.  I hoped to photograph the flowers around the stream and pond.  The pond was dry but the Red Campion (Silene dioica) was beautiful. And Finally… Horsington has...

Cow Parsley and Red Campion

Pink Lace

Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) is a plant most of us take for granted but combined with its spring-time partner the pink coloured Red Campion (Silene dioica) it lines hundreds of miles of roadside hedgerow....

Ragged-Robin, Lychnis flos-cuculi

Ragged-Robin

As well as the woodland Withial Combe has a series of damp meadows. These contain the brilliant flower – Ragged-Robin, Lychnis flos-cuculi.  After photographing the wild garlic in the woods I could not resist...

Bluebell Border - GB Gruffy, Somerset

GB Gruffy

GB Gruffy is a Somerset Wildlife Trust high up on the Mendip Hills.  This is a great place to photograph Bluebells outside of a wood.  So I was excited as I drove up to the...

Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea

Greater Stitchwort

The hedgerows around the village of North Wootton are full of Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea. This flower is doing really well this year and can be seen all around Somerset.  This flower truly is...

Wood Sorrel, Oxalis acetosella

The Wood Sorrel

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) is one of my favourite woodland plants. So, a few days ago when I discovered how well it was growing in Biddle Combe I had to return with my camera and...

Red Campion, Silene dioica

Ebbor Gorge

Every now and again you find a secret corner of an area you thought you knew. Today was one of those days, I re-discovered the easy access trail next to the Ebbor Gorge car park....

Cowslips, Primula veris

Uphill Nature Reserve

Uphill local nature reserve is a patch of semi-improved calcareous grassland sitting on a big lump of carboniferous limestone. The grassland supports a diverse flora including: Cowslips, Primula veris False Oxlip I spotted this...