Flowers for all seasons

Last year in springtime the weather was dreadful and I didn’t many chances to take photographs for weeks. So I trawled back through my archive and found these old pictures of wild flowers which I thought I would post to brighten things up a tad. But by the time I got round to posting it was too late in the year so the post got parked until this year.

And the flowers are now blooming again, so two years after I took the pictures now seems like a good time to share them! I won’t bore you botanical minutiae this time, but I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Greater periwinkle

(Vinca Major)

Greater celandine

(Chelidonium majus)

Common vetch

(Vicia sativa)

White campion

(Silene alba)

Jack By The Hedge

(Alliara petiolata)

Herb bennet

(Geum urbanum)

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22 responses to “Flowers for all seasons

  1. Only just stumbled across this as I’m playing a serious catch up with all things blogging. Good stuff as ever, Finn.

  2. I especially love the layout of this post! Detailed photo with the wildflowers’ names. I always learn something new here. Be it identifying a new wildflower or a bird. To be able to put a name to a face is so wonderful! I’ve been studying up much more flowers native to Finland but sometimes I just can’t seem to identify a garden variety or a wildflower. It would be really lovely if you could do more of such posts. You’d be surprised there really aren’t that many out there. And I have searched! 😀 Thank you again and enjoy the wonderful summer! Happy days. Sharon

    • Hello Sharon,

      I’m glad you like the flowers. I was looking through my photographs yesterday and found a lot of wild flower pictures which I could put into posts like this one. I like the idea and now I know my public are clamouring for more I will get on the case and piut some more flower posts together 🙂

      I am indeed enjoting the summer, the sun is finally shining and it’s lovely. I hope the summer is warm and sunny in Finland too. BW. Finn

  3. Does the Vinca major take over in the U.K. like it does in gardens here? We have a heck of a time trying to control it. Steve has to whipper snip it in our teatree garden area or it just goes nuts (along with the forget-me-nots…I never realised why they were called that till I started trying to eradicate them! 😉 )

    • Hello Fran, I don’t know if goes mad here, I see it occasionally in the hedgerows but not in real profusion. I reckon your climate must suit them as they’re both so rampant.

  4. Congratulations, Finn!

    I have nominated your blog for the Shine On Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/shine-on-award-thanks-giovanna/

  5. Must love spring flowers, and this is a great reminder why!

  6. Gorgeous flowers, if you hadn’t let on how old the lovely photographs were we would never have known.

  7. Now I’m learning how to take pics, I presume you were lying on your stomach in deep sweet smelling grass and meadows for these lovely shots Finn…
    Oh to be in England now that June is here. to misquote…

    • Hello Valerie, I was indeed, there’s nothing quite like it! There are some lovely drainage ditches round here which are as deep as I am tall and they’re full of gorgeous flowers so I love climbing into them and being surrounded by all the grasses and flowers and the associated microfauna which provide so many great pictures.

      Everywhere is very green and lush right now and when the sun shines England is indeed a lovely place to be in June!

  8. A beautiful collection, Finn, well worth waiting for.

  9. A pretty collection of some of our lovely Spring wildflowers! Many thanks for putting a name to the second one up: Silene alba (Jack by the Hedge). I photographed some a couple of weeks ago but didn’t know its name!

    The weather’s lovely at the moment, isn’t it Finn? So so nice to be out and about without jumpers and fleeces!

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