Wild flowers

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Country diary: A profusion of poppies on Chesil Beach
Cogden Beach, Dorset: It’s not easy to survive in this pea-size gravel, but some species are in their summer best

Sara Hudston

06, Jul, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Chaotic gardens are a delight to behold | Letters
Letter: Gordon Hetherington says his life was changed by Amy-Jane Beer’s Country Diary column about her overflowing garden

Letters

01, Jul, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Country diary: Why I let nature take its course in my ever-changing garden
Welburn, North Yorkshire: Different flowers and plants surge every year, but none reigns for long in this patch

Amy-Jane Beer

29, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: In a sea of green, this strange orchid has none
Great Shacklow Wood, Derbyshire: The bird’s nest orchid is virtually colourless, but nevertheless is an extraordinary plant

Mark Cocker

21, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Plantwatch: gentians – the flowers that shut when touched
Could improved pollination be the reason these flowers close up when a bee flies in?

Paul Simons

15, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: A hillside walk curtailed – for now
Nant yr Arian, Ceredigion: Red kites, trees newly in leaf, and the early stalks of foxgloves

John Gilbey

06, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Spate of orchid thefts in England puts rare species at risk
Experts believe plants in Sussex and Kent were 'stolen to order’

Helena Horton Environment reporter

01, Jun, 2022 @10:33 AM

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Follow the buzz: the best UK wildflower spectacles this summer
As the Chelsea Flower Show gets under way, we pick pollinator-friendly meadows and gardens for making a beeline to, from North Uist to the Tower of London

Rhiannon Batten

24, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: An unruly teenager among the dutiful bluebells
Egglestone, Teesdale: If imperfection is your chosen aesthetic, then look no further than the goldilocks buttercup

Phil Gates

18, May, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Bursting into flower: the growth of sustainable blooms
As awareness grows of the environmental impact of the cut-flower industry, new growers are selling sustainable blooms straight from their fields

Rebecca Nicholson

15, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Country diary: Tawny owls are on the prowl
Comins Coch, Ceredigion Spring has returned to the woodland after the drab shades of winter, but, with predators in the skies, one inexperienced young inhabitant must learn fast if it is to survive the season

John Gilbey

12, May, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Boon for blooms as UK’s dry spring keeps plant diseases at bay
Exclusive: RHS says queries about diseases down 45% in good sign for May blooms such as lupins and iris

Helena Horton Environment reporter

10, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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