Archive for the ‘Flora’ Category

Cucumber Plants

Val K has 3 spare cucumber plants, free to anyone who can use them.

Please call Val on 458 if you’d like one / all and she will arrange a time to leave them on the gate post.

These have now been taken

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Mushroom ID?

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Growing behind the Legion.

Dryad’s Saddle?

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Springtime Cheer

Thanks to Viv H for these photos this evening on Parwich Hill – early purple orchid and meadow saxifrage. Even in these bleak times nature gives us much to enjoy.

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Thank you from PDHS

Thank you to everyone who attended the PDHS village show. Lots of exciting entries from so many people and here is Bob Woolley proudly showing his trophy and best vegetable in show; George Woolley would be proud!
What a wonderful way to bring the community together.
Thank you again.

PDHS

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Colourful Kiln Lane

Thank you Jon M for these photos and a good suggestion:

Worth a walk up Kiln Lane to see this colourful display!

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There are lots of plants for sale at Church Farm in Creamery Lane. Some are on the verge at the house gable, but also lots are along the back of the house. There are kitchen garden plants, wild flowers, herbaceous plants, climbers and shrubs. I have potted on tomato plants left over from Open Gardens so they just need to be put in a sunny spot and watered.

If no one is about just put what you think is a fair price in the tin under the pallet. Unfortunately sales have been much slower than last year, we have so far just raised £18.50 to be split between the Carnival & Rec Committee and the Horticulture Soc. (This time last year we had raised some £160. It may be people are not noticing the plants behind the house.)

Money from further sales will go to support the Parish Council garden off Pump Hill. Everything must go.

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Plants for sale at Church Farm, Creamery Lane, see verge at roadside gable and along back of house:

  • Kitchen garden plants
  • Wild flowers
  • Herbaceous plants
  • Climbers
  • Shrubs

If no one is about please put your money in the honesty box under the plank.

Proceeds are going to

  • Tue 25th to Fri 28th June – Horticultural Society Open Gardens Fund
  • Sat 29th June to Sun 7th July – Wakes, Carnival & Recreation Committee
  • Mon 8th July onwards – Friends of Pump Hill

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Bee Orchids

Spotted on the trail earlier today, thanks to Dawn J for sending in these great pics

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Horticultural Trip

Trip to Milton Manor Gardens and Sugnall Walled Garden, in Staffordshire.

Photos by Richard T

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A Big Bee

Thank you David G for sending in these images and caption.

Too heavy for takeoff /fell into the flower

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The drought continues

July 2018 – The Millenium pond has completely dried up, the photo compares the pond to this time last year. Not good timing for the Baby Moorhens who are currently on the pond finding what few puddles there are.

Who has picked blackberries before in July?!

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Horticultural Society Trip

Cascades visit

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Beautiful Orchids

Where the modern day fertilisers can’t reach they seem to survive. By David S

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Extinct Plant Found in the Peaks

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Extinct plant rediscovered in the Peak District National Park
A rare plant previously thought to be globally extinct has been rediscovered in the Peak District National Park.
Two small populations of the leek-coloured hawkweed, 62 plants in total, have been found flowering on the banks of the Monsal Trail, in Chee Dale.
Leek-coloured hawkweed flowers are yellow, similar to a dandelion but smaller. The plant gets its name because its leaves are the same chalky-green as the vegetable, leek.
The discovery of Hieracium subprasinifolium, to give the plant its botanical name, was made by Dr Tim Rich whilst collecting seeds for Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.
Dr Rich said: “Leek-coloured Hawkweed has not been seen in Derbyshire for over 60 years and is thought to have died out at its only other known world site in Staffordshire a few years ago, so I was very, very pleased to find these two small but healthy populations growing near the Monsal Trail. (more…)

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Butterfly Reserve Open Day

Hoe Grange Quarry

The first Open Day for Derbyshire’s first Butterfly Reserve has been organised for Sunday the 23rd of July from 11 am to 3 pm. 

Members of Butterfly Conservation East Midlands, including Ray Walker (Hon Warden), Derek Brownlee (Hon Assistant Warden) together with Pat and Ken Orpe will be able to show visitors around this abandoned limestone quarry where already 24 species of butterflies have been recorded including Dark Green Fritillary and the Peak District version of the Brown Argus. It will also be possible to see the work that many volunteers have done to enhance the habitat so as to increase the biodiversity at the site. 

Directions. From the cross road in the centre of Longcliffe village, proceed in a north westerly direction towards Slipper Low Farm and just after the brow of the first hill, take the first left, just before a bungalow, and then proceed down a limestone track and park by the entrance gates to the Nature Reserve at the end of the track (SK222562). 

Contact: Ken Orpe ken@malaga.plus.com

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Plants for Sale

I am selling a range of plants, mainly shrubs at present, including pheasant berry or Himalayan honeysuckle. All proceeds for the next ten days will go to the Carnival & Recreation Committee. If this works, I will try more plants sales for other village causes.

The plants for sale are by the road on the entrance to the drive. If no one is about just put whatever you would like to pay in the honesty box.

Peter T
Church Farm, Creamery Lane

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Fits like a glove

Photos taken in yesterday’s sunshine by David G

 

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Parwich is Buzzing

Our village photographers have been busy enjoying the sunshine. Can anyone help identify the species found in their photographs? No prizes for the swallow!

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Spring has sprung

Lovely images of spring violets taken along Monsdale Lane this afternoon.

Photos by David G.

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  • Curlews have been congregating near the village for the last few weeks.
  • Siskins have been spotted nibbling on sunflower hearts on the feeder.
  • We saw our first Peacock butterfly in the sunshine today (surely too early).

It will be the first day of spring on 20th March (astronomical). We thought it would be nice to share your first sightings of the year, send in your observations to the blog using the comments field below.

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Plant Identification

The grass growth in the Millenium Pond has given way t a covering of this plant. Does anyone know what it is?

 

 

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Best of Friends

Thank you David G for these photos of a bee and a butterfly together ‘gathering the last of the nectar’

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Clever pollinating system

Thank you David G for these lovely cheerful images.

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‘The excitement builds’, photos by Caroline G.

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Please remove your items after the presentation. Any items not collected will be auctioned

Copies of the schedule are available at The Sycamore and the Legion

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Please remove your items after the presentation. Any items not collected will be auctioned

Copies of the schedule are available at The Sycamore and the Legion

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Please remove your items after the presentation. Any items not collected will be auctioned

Copies of the schedule are available at The Sycamore and the Legion

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Please remove your items after the presentation. Any items not collected will be auctioned

Copies of the schedule are available at The Sycamore and the Legion

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(more…)

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Please remove your items after the presentation. Any items not collected will be auctioned

Copies of the schedule are available at The Sycamore and the Legion

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(more…)

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The Horticultural Show this year takes place on Sunday 4 September (schedules out soon).

This year people are asked to collect their exhibits after the prize giving. Any items left will be auctioned.

As well as a few tweaks to the usual classes, there is a completely new Craft category consisting of 4 classes:

  • A greetings card
  • Apiece of handmade jewellery
  • An item crafted from wood
  • A handmade soft toy

The Photography categories for this year are:

  • All in a row
  • Purple
  • A single flower in focus

Photographs to be no bigger than A4 in size and to have been taken within 20 miles of Parwich.

Time to get crafting and snapping!!!

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Thanks again to JFS

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The Age Old Question

The age old question, does my bum look big in this?

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Photo by David G.

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Thank you Saskia T for these photos, for more of her shots see the Croft Cottage Facebook page.

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Horticultural Trips

Forthcoming Parwich and District Horticultural Society Trips

Make the most of summer, (now it’s here) and come and join us on our visit to Scampston Walled Garden, Yorkshire on  28 June 2016. It has been described as ‘perfect for casually curious garden lovers looking for something out of the ordinary as well as for plant-obsessed gardeners.’  There is a cafe/restaurant for lunch (not included), and as if that wasn’t enough, in the afternoon we are going to the nearby, privately owned, Jacksons Wold Garden. (See www.scampston.co.uk/gardens and www.jacksonswoldgarden.com)

This trip is open to all, the coach will leave from the Green at 8.45am, back 6-6.30pm.

Price (includes coach travel and entry to both gardens) , members £20, non-members £25, payable by 21/6/16. Please contact Glynis on 561, to reserve your place.

Another date for your diaries is our trip to Geoff Hamiltons’s garden at Barnsdale , Rutland on Tues 16 August, price members £12.50, non-members £17.50, payable by 10th August,please contact Glynis to reserve your place.

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Early morning jewels.” Photos by David G.

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A few small flowers shortly to be hidden by the fast growth of others.” Photos by David G.

Plus a moss takeover.

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All in one Walk

Thank you to David G for these photos taken all on the road side in one walk with the dog:

Bonus points if you can name them all, and extra bonus points for additional wild flowers spotted.

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Garden?

David G asks, “Which is Peter’s garden, which is nature’s garden?”

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