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Post  Jeremy on Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:13 pm

While out earlier this year collecting and ground layering some trees, I also collected some wild plants from the same area to use as seasonal and appropriate accents for future installations.

Wild garlic and waterfall as a cure for the hot and sticky welsh weather.


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Wild garlic flowers

Post  Jeremy on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:40 pm

The flowers are starting to open.
A few pictures.


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Post  AlainK on Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:35 am

Beautiful flowers, an excellent idea to use them as accent plants.

I had to mow the lawn so I don't know if they'll come out again this year, but I've had some in the garden. Since I don't use any treatment on my "lawn", all sorts of wild plants come and go, even orchids!

And the way it is staged is superb  Cool 

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Post  Jeremy on Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:34 am

AlainK wrote:Beautiful flowers, an excellent idea to use them as accent plants.

I had to mow the lawn so I don't know if they'll come out again this year, but I've had some in the garden. Since I don't use any treatment on my "lawn", all sorts of wild plants come and go, even orchids!

And the way it is staged is superb  Cool 
Thank you AlainK.

I try and keep to local and seasonal when it comes to my accents. I have just got to remember to check they are not an endangered species. I collected a small orchid for the Swindon show a few years back from the boggy part of my garden, only to be told it a very rare and illegal to collect. In my defence there where a great many of them growing at the end of my garden! I'm a lot more cautious now. Embarassed 

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Post  dick benbow on Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:32 pm

I ran across something similar (protected species) over on this side of the pond.  Plants were collected by a home owner and new owner offered to give me starts after I complimented him on having things I'd never seen before. So easy to get caught up in such things.

Anyway, thanks for posting and bringing up the subject. not sure where one might go to learn what is protected. Sure didn't see it coming from someone's backyard. So much to learn...so little time Smile

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Post  Jeremy on Mon May 05, 2014 7:36 pm

The wild garlic did a great job. Flowered perfectly at the Bournemouth show yesterday.


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Re: wild garlic accent

Post  Jeremy on Mon May 05, 2014 7:39 pm

Hawthorn and accent. My "Gathering nuts in May" installation.


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Post  Jeremy on Mon May 05, 2014 7:49 pm

"Gather nuts in May
in this green and pleasent land
there are only knots in May"

Hawthorn clusters of flowers are called knots. Children would gather hawthorn knots on the May day celerbrations.
Dispite they smell a little of stale urine. Rolling Eyes

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Re: wild garlic accent

Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed May 21, 2014 1:38 pm

dick benbow wrote: not sure where one might go to learn what is protected.So much to learn...so little time Smile

Hi guys
What a beautiful specimen youve got here mate!  and very well displayed!  Is this a Tulbachia species?

Any National botanical Instititute will have lists of what is endangered, protected or on the Red data list.  Ours here is Cape Nature.
They will also have lists of what is Alien and invasive.

One can get permits to remove specific bulbs or flora from the wild, if you are a Horticulturist like me, or if you need it for Studies, breeding or conservation.  Its quite easy...go online.. pay the administrative fee, which for us is about R80 for the application, irrelevant the number species.  

They will process it and email you your permit.  ( Which for us means...will get lost once, will loose temper thrice, and a gift for the lady at the post office for all the bitching)  Then hunting for bulbs and plants is right full fun indeed....

Love and light


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Re: wild garlic accent

Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed May 21, 2014 2:11 pm

Not a Tulbachia, but an Allium I think looks like Allium ursinum.

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