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Old Tuesday 11th July 2017, 07:03   #226
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Hi Rich,

Yes very long spurs. My initial impression was southern marsh x fragrant orchid hybrid - long spurs, strongly scented, narrow basal leaf and shape of flower head was more like fragrant orchid.

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I agree it looks like a Fragrant hybrid. Not so sure about the other parent, looked at my pics of SMO x MF from Kenfig and the lip on those looks totally different. I wondered about CSO?

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Old Wednesday 12th July 2017, 09:23   #227
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Marford Quarry

Following the discovery of the large colony of E dunensis at Alyn Waters in 2011, odd plants have been found at sites downwind from Alyn Waters, for example by Muba at Delamere. Examples were identified at Marford Quarry a couple of years ago and a colony is now developing there, with plants in the birch woodland and in the open areas. This was photographed 8th July. In response to Muba’s post above referring to this site, I can say categorically that these plants are new to the site, there was previously a small group of plants on the fringe of the woodland but nothing in the open areas or around the defunct pond, where I saw this plant.
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Following the discovery of the large colony of E dunensis at Alyn Waters in 2011, odd plants have been found at sites downwind from Alyn Waters, for example by Muba at Delamere. Examples were identified at Marford Quarry a couple of years ago and a colony is now developing there, with plants in the birch woodland and in the open areas. This was photographed 8th July. In response to Muba’s post above referring to this site, I can say categorically that these plants are new to the site, there was previously a small group of plants on the fringe of the woodland but nothing in the open areas or around the defunct pond, where I saw this plant.
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Congrats - those are dunensis

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As I live relatively nearby in Oxon, I was wondering if someone could PM me directions to the Warwickshire Dune Helleborine site?

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As I live relatively nearby in Oxon, I was wondering if someone could PM me directions to the Warwickshire Dune Helleborine site?

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It's Cuttle Pool nature reserve.

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Following the discovery of the large colony of E dunensis at Alyn Waters in 2011, odd plants have been found at sites downwind from Alyn Waters, for example by Muba at Delamere. Examples were identified at Marford Quarry a couple of years ago and a colony is now developing there, with plants in the birch woodland and in the open areas. This was photographed 8th July. In response to Muba’s post above referring to this site, I can say categorically that these plants are new to the site, there was previously a small group of plants on the fringe of the woodland but nothing in the open areas or around the defunct pond, where I saw this plant.
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These must have been present at Marford for more than a couple of years.
But I saw a lot of young plants coming on there too.
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Does anyone know where The Green Flowered Helleborines are at Chafford Gorge, Grays?
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They may not be there this year. I was over at Grays Quarry, photographing the man orchids at the end of May. I met a local who had seen GFH in the past and we went to look for them in the woods at the bottom of the quarry, to the south west of the lake near the quarry walls. We failed to find any and they should have been visible by then, because my local colony near Sevenoaks was well up. Your mailbox is full, so I couldn't pm you more details.

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I hope to be in the Berks, Bucks and S. Oxon area in two weeks. Can anyone give me some pointers for VH rosea there please. If anybody has some must see info they wish to share that would be mmuch appreciated.

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