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Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 9th September 2019, 20:39
Replies: 144
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Posted By muba
No more orchids till 2020

Hi. I have updated my orchid hunting blog - from Early Spiders in March through to the ALTs in September. Check out 2019 under Outings here...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 18th August 2019, 16:43
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Common Spotteds

Mention of Gop Hill reminded me of a great display of Common Spotted Orchids on the roadside near there, just off the A55 near the McDonalds and just before the island with roads to Trelawnyd,...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 18th August 2019, 16:38
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Autumn beckons

The Autumn Lady's Tresses at Gop Hill are just startiing to flower, and will be a fantastic sight next weekend. There are thousands there, better even than last year. It may be impossible not to step...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 12th August 2019, 23:17
Replies: 144
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Posted By muba
Violet Helleborine

The Violet Helleborines at Coalbrookdale should be at their best about now. A week ago only a few were in flower, but still the roadside site was better than ever. There was a bit of a scramble to...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 12th August 2019, 15:30
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Broad-leaved again

Another extensive Broad-leaved Helleborine site close to Wrexham is down the rough roadway to Nant-y-Ffith. An easy walk down, but you do have to walk up again. There are hundreds in flower now, some...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 9th August 2019, 16:20
Replies: 144
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Posted By muba
I am already poised to put my name down

I am already poised to put my name down
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 5th August 2019, 11:35
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Thanks for the informetive reply Rich. Much...

Thanks for the informetive reply Rich.
Much better than one reply I had on social media - simply 'Violet Helleborine' or similar.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 4th August 2019, 21:07
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
The base of the stem was in undergrowth. I would...

The base of the stem was in undergrowth. I would say the interior of the cup is brown with a splash of red. Not olive at all.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 4th August 2019, 19:42
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
None that really add to it. What in particular do...

None that really add to it. What in particular do you want to see?
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 4th August 2019, 19:41
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Your right of course. Substitute South Gloucs.

Your right of course. Substitute South Gloucs.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 3rd August 2019, 22:58
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Blw

For those within hopping distance of Wrexham I recommend a visit to Minera Lead Mines. In the vicinity of the visitor centre and along the trackbed of the old mineral railway to just past the road to...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 3rd August 2019, 22:44
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Narrow-lipped Helleborine

Supplied with a GR we ventured into no-man's land of Sommerset near the village of Bisley to find an E. leptochila. It was down a single file road with no real passing places, including what seemed...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 3rd August 2019, 22:38
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Violet Helleborine

In Lower Woods we found both Broad-leaved and Violet Helleborines. Not may of either - up here in N.E. Wales and Shropshire put on a better show of both. This plant grabbed my attention. While others...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 3rd August 2019, 22:30
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Apigmentous BLH

Last weekend I was down in the Cirencester area for a few days. On the way to the hotel, stopped off at Leckhampton to have a look at the Broad-leaved Helleborine I found back in 2015 that lacked...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 19:57
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
I can only speak for myself. There is something...

I can only speak for myself. There is something to be learned from intergeneric hybrids. For starters they must have very similar chromosomes, which indicates a close taxonomic relationship.
However...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 22nd July 2019, 20:02
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Thank Sarah Bird of Chester Zoo who found it and...

Thank Sarah Bird of Chester Zoo who found it and shared the information
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 22nd July 2019, 11:02
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Gymnaorhiza (or something like that)

I have been looking for hybrids between Fragrant Orchids and Common Spotted at a number of sites over the last couple of years without success. Until today. Okay, I was spoonfed the location and...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 21st July 2019, 15:09
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
I too saw these, and also in the trees near the...

I too saw these, and also in the trees near the bottom end of the pond was a colony of Epipactis. They weren't out on a first visit, but the birch gave a sort of Alyn Waters look to the spot, there...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 21st July 2019, 15:00
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Albino Fragrant

Happy to have found this totaly unpigmented Fragrant Orchid at Eryrys during the last week. The Fragrants here seem to have a mix of Marsh and Chalk features based on labellum and sepals, but to me...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 10th July 2019, 17:42
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
I can vouch for the Broad-leaved Helleborines at...

I can vouch for the Broad-leaved Helleborines at the Miners lead mines. They grow all around the visitor centre on different levels, and show plenty of diversity. Follow the trackbed of the old...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 9th July 2019, 21:59
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
They are probably orchids. Pyramidals don't...

They are probably orchids. Pyramidals don't always live up to their name. A minority that I see are conical in shape. Some willl appear globular and others columnar. A good number are closer to a...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 8th July 2019, 21:47
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
I doubt they were Early Purples. The clue is in...

I doubt they were Early Purples. The clue is in the word Early. You may just find the odd very late flowering EPO in late June, but not a cluster. I saw EPOs in seed growing at 700 foot two days...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 8th July 2019, 20:04
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Rhodchila

One of the orchids on my must see list is the rhodochila form of the Common Spotted Orchid. There was an opportunity to look for one on the return from Cumbria. Not the best example, and starting to...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 8th July 2019, 20:01
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Hutton Roof Crags 2

A few more photos. First is an unusual DRH where the flower spike has divided low down. Second is the natural hybrid of the DRH and the BLH (not in flower yet) - E. x schmallhausenii. And a view...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 8th July 2019, 19:52
Replies: 144
Views: 7,185
Posted By muba
Hutton Roof Crags

Finally I have had the opportunity to visit Hutton Roof Crags in Cumbria for the Epipactis atrorubens that grow there. Its a bit of a climb over rough ground, but I have tackled worse on crutches!...
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