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Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 10th September 2019, 06:53
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Posted By Bodhyfryd
In adding my personal thanks to Steve - not only...

In adding my personal thanks to Steve - not only for his blog, but for his many invaluable contributions, which have sustained the life of this forum for another year - I would just add that I think...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 12th August 2019, 09:57
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Thank you for posting this. It is a really...

Thank you for posting this. It is a really exciting development, particularly as we remember a trip a few years ago to the Outer Hebrides and to the westernmost part of mainland Scotland where we saw...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 12th August 2019, 09:46
Replies: 144
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Posted By Bodhyfryd
(a week on from Steve's posting) Just to confirm...

(a week on from Steve's posting) Just to confirm - yes, a wonderful show, although they are of course generally beginning to be just past their best now and some well over. And yes, there are some...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 24th July 2019, 12:52
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
In addition to these points, I would add that...

In addition to these points, I would add that orchid hybrids represent an identification challenge. I must confess that we are not very good at it - often forgetting that as well as inflorescence,...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 22nd July 2019, 14:04
Replies: 144
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Posted By Bodhyfryd
That's a great find, Steve. We'll hope to go and...

That's a great find, Steve. We'll hope to go and have a look ourselves asap.

Martin.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 10th July 2019, 13:13
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Minera Lead Mines

We ventured back to Minera Lead Mines today to explore another part of it. It was a very rewarding walk! On a path very close to the Lead Mines Visitor Centre, we found many BLH (?) yet to flower (in...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 20:50
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Minera Lead Mines

A new site for us (again!) - an extensive walk (of which we did a part this afternoon) from Minera Quarry to eventually King's Mill (Wrexham) is teeming with CSO's, BLH (probably) and many Twayblade...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 22nd June 2019, 12:02
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Update on Alyn Waters CP

Spent this morning combing Alyn Waters (Gwersyllt side). The Pyramidals, although sparse in number this year are starting to come. The Bees are very scattered, and we interestingly found a couple...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 20th June 2019, 16:32
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Brymbo Pool

After a tip off from our daughter, we found a new (for us) orchid site this afternoon. Brymbo Pool is close to where we live and until now we hadn't realised that orchids grew there! It is alive with...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 10th June 2019, 17:47
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Yes to confirm what Muba has posted, Minera...

Yes to confirm what Muba has posted, Minera Quarry used to be full of Pyramidals, Common Spotted's and Fragrants as well as the Common Twayblades. The Frogs were always difficult to locate in their...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 1st June 2019, 19:00
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Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Alyn Waters and Llay

We returned to the industrial estate at Llay this afternoon to check on how the amazing stand of Bee orchids were doing. The first thing we noticed was, at the first area that we had seen them, the...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 27th May 2019, 14:13
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
We went and had a look today, and yes what a...

We went and had a look today, and yes what a lovely colony many of which were coming into flower. We also noted a single CSO. Isn't it a joy when these unexpected locations produce such treasures?...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 24th May 2019, 18:06
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Thank you for posting this, Steve. I have PMd you...

Thank you for posting this, Steve. I have PMd you in connection with it.

Martin
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 23rd May 2019, 13:14
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Alyn Waters Early Season

We managed our first outing this season to AWCP just to check up on how things were looking. Plenty of Common Twayblade coming through, some in flower, with loads more to come. Common Spotted at...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 18th May 2019, 11:14
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Thanks for posting these with the photos. Yes it...

Thanks for posting these with the photos. Yes it is a lovely site: we've tended in recent years to visit Gop Hill at the other end of the season to see the ALTs; so it is good to see these photos of...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 18th May 2019, 11:11
Replies: 144
Views: 7,257
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Late start

It is good to see the forum up and running and with some interesting posts. We are late on parade this year as Elaine has a nasty bout of sciatica which militates against stooping (or even stopping) ...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 07:04
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Interestingly we obtained John Dun's book earlier...

Interestingly we obtained John Dun's book earlier this year; Elaine has read it and it is on my reading list. Last winter we read and enjoyed Leif's account of his gap year : "Orchid Hunter".
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 07:01
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
Very interesting. I just wanted to say how...

Very interesting. I just wanted to say how grateful Elaine and I have been for your "highlights" contribution to this forum. It has definitely added a valuable dimension this year. I hope that 2018...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 06:55
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
That is most interesting. I feared that after...

That is most interesting. I feared that after this summer numbers might actually be reduced. If we possibly can go we will seek to do so. We went a few years ago and counted around 100 on the main...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 14th August 2018, 12:23
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
ALTs - Gop Hill

We were hoping to try Gop Hill in the coming days, but family illness may prevent it. Any news about the ALT's there would be welcome.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 31st July 2018, 21:00
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
ILT's

Always lovely to see this orchid (thank you for submitting the photo), especially for those of us who live south of the border. Brings back memories of our trip to the Uists and Benbecula 3 or 4...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 30th July 2018, 22:12
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
That's certainly a lovely clump of Violet...

That's certainly a lovely clump of Violet helleborines- a great find! Thanks for the photo too. I feel that it enhances the forum if we can have photos wherever possible.

We still have our copy of...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 26th July 2018, 18:36
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
That certainly is what you call a surprise!!...

That certainly is what you call a surprise!! Ardnamurchan and North Uist have happy memories for us in yielding Irish Ladies Tresses in tiny numbers three or four years ago.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 25th July 2018, 09:17
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
New books

We concur with the comments in your blog about the two books which have appeared in the last year on "orchid missions". Both are very enjoyable reads, each offering a different angle on the quest for...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 25th July 2018, 09:14
Replies: 90
Views: 14,110
Posted By Bodhyfryd
It is great to have your comments and your...

It is great to have your comments and your excellent and informative blog. It encourages us to think that this forum may have a little life left in it yet.

Sometimes you get local "mini surprises"....
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