Flora & fauna

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Swirling hellebore

Flora & fauna

Hellebores have distinctive, hanging cup-shaped flowers that nod in the breeze but keep their faces to the ground. It’s easy […]

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Asters

Flora & fauna

The rich pink petals of these asters contrast beautifully with the deep golden centres.

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False oxlip

Flora & fauna

It seems like such a damning name for such a lovely plant. It’s not an oxlip (Primula elatior) but a […]

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conversation

Flora & fauna

As these seeds slowly detach from the head of a spear thistle, they seem to gather together for one last […]

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geranium

Flora & fauna

Flowers are often photographed from the front – a face on view is often the most showy. But one of […]

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hyacinth blue

Flora & fauna

Grape hyacinth flowers are the most lovely colour, blue with a touch of violet. Up close, the flowers are delicate […]

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