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    2017 UK orchids

    Yes, conditions were just about perfect for photography https://www.flickr.com/photos/53613503@N08/34893380453/in/photostream/
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    2017 UK orchids

    Does anyone know where The Green Flowered Helleborines are at Chafford Gorge, Grays?
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    2017 UK orchids

    Found one straight away thanks!
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    2017 UK orchids

    I think I read somewhere that some of the industrial waste dumped there may have come from Merseyside, so maybe seed was transferred that way?
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    2017 UK orchids

    Yes there were 48 CFO this year apparently but they'd gone over before my visit. It's the only CFO site in Essex and I guess they've probably come across the river from Kent. Also the only Essex site for EMO. General consensus from the County Recorder, E Tilbury Warden and Prof Richard Bateman...
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    2017 UK orchids

    Incidentally where roughly on Sheepscombe Common was Heakl's hybrid? It's close to home, in fact I was there on Sunday, so would like to look for it this weekend. Was it on the Common itself or St Georges Field? Btw, for those interested I could see no sign of flowering Red Helleborines at the...
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    2017 UK orchids

    Couldn't say about the fragrance, it was a tiny plant and my nose was bunged up! I've never seen CSO x CFO hybrid in the field but have to admit none of the photos I've seen on line looked much like this plant. Interestingly this HSO x HFO isnt so different...
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    2017 UK orchids

    I'd welcome any thoughts on this odd plant found at East Tilbury, Essex last week https://www.flickr.com/photos/53613503@N08/albums/72157683211662681
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Does anyone have sites/directions for Violet Helleborines and/or Autumn Lady's Tresses in Essex please? I know VH's are found in Hatfield Forest but it's quite big!
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Yes they are just starting to flower but they're hardly worth seeing this year, I found about 10 plants most small and puny. Only 3 were a decent size and one of those has been chopped/shriveled. Next weekend would be best but I'm not sure they'll survive that long if the dry conditions persist...
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Yes I was able to see one just coming in to flower this evening, was just able to spot it with the naked eye and get a near passable shot with a 300mm lens. One of the two non-flowering plants by the bottom fence from last weekend, had also disappeared, also got by the slugs I would think. Any...
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Even more odd; the BSBI Tetrad in question doesn't actually correspond with Bonny Wood, they're about 30 miles apart. Maybe there's two LT sites or maybe someone got CT and LT confused? Too late to check it out this year I would think.
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Lesser Twayblade in Suffolk? Idly perusing the BSBI Maps, I was intrigued to find a recent dot deep in the heart of Suffolk. Google throws up Bonny Wood - a Suffolk Wildlife Trust http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/bonny-wood "Orchids are also typical, with species recorded in...
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Had a look yesterday, there are two small plants next to the fence at the bottom, one has been chomped at the top and the other doesn't look like it's going to flower. Couldn't see any signs of flowering plants through my 300mm lens but it's possibly a bit early. I've seen flowering plants as...
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Everything seems a bit early in Gloucestershire this year, except Bird's Nests which are only just appearing. I've seen Greater and Lesser Butterfly, Fly(going over), Frog, White Helleborine, Sword Leved Helleborine(going over) and the first Common Spotteds in the last couple of days.
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    2016 UK Orchids

    In 2013 I did a triangular trip from Glos to Vicarage Meadows (for Small White), then to Kenfig for Fen Orchids. The Small Whites were past their best but they were marked - they'd be difficult to find if they weren't. The Fens at Kenfig were perfect but there were only two in flower. It was the...
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Man x Monkey Hybrid A Flickr acquaintance has found what looks to be a Man X Monkey hybrid in Kent today. Mike Waller is checking it out tomorrow That's all I know atm.
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    2016 UK Orchids

    The Hartlock website has been updated today:- Been very busy recently but last weekend I checked and the hybrids were coming into flower nicely but the 2 Lady orchids that were expected were missing. On closer inspection they had been nipped off along with a few hybrids so it looks like deer...
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    2016 UK Orchids

    Early Purples and the first Green Winged slightly earlier in Glos than the last few years.
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    2016 UK Orchids

    One Early Purple open on Minchinhampton Common, Glos today. That's about a week earlier than normal. Not sure if it'll survive the frost tonight though.
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    2015 UK Orchids

    Green VH While we're on the subject of odd VH's, is all green(Viridiflora?) a recognized variant? I couldn't see any mention of it in Harrap. A Flickr contact posted this recently but sadly he is unable to share the location. Stunning looking plants though...
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    2015 UK Orchids

    Mike Is there anything left worth seeing of the SLT plants this week? cheers Simon
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    2015 UK Orchids

    I wouldn't worry about that, this being Gloucestershire it'll be lucky if they're repaired by this time next year!
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    2015 UK Orchids

    There is now one flower open on muba's strange yellow helleborine in Gloucestershire. Two people better qualified than myself have independently told me they think it is BLH not a NLH https://www.flickr.com/photos/53613503@N08/19648946683/ Perhaps the strongest evidence for this is the...
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    2015 UK Orchids

    I'd be interested too - will be in central london (Oxford St) on a course this Tuesday and may be able to get out early enough to get to S Ken before 17:00 cheers Simon
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