Posts Tagged ‘weeds’


Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) beside the Wharf in late April

The Wharf (the old East Bute Dock) next to Cardiff’s County Hall in the Bay is greening up now spring has arrived. The small wild plants finding a niche on the stone and concrete surfaces around the water are at their best, before summer comes and they become overblown and tatty.

Here are some of my snaps from lunchtime walks on April 26 and May 8. As usual help would be appreciated with identification for one or two of the plants. (more…)

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Strangely yellow Buddleia davidii leaves among stonecrop (possibly Sedum acre) beside the Wharf

I am thoroughly enjoying my lunchtime explorations of a new habitat this year – the Wharf (the old East Bute Dock) next to Cardiff’s County Hall in the Bay. As spring arrives there are so many little wild plants coming to life on the stone and concrete surfaces around the water, making do with whatever nutrients there are in hollows and cracks (or nooks and crannies, if you prefer the cliché). In some ways these little beauties remind me of those found in an alpine habitat. (more…)

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Mystery weed in the back lane of our office...

OK, I’ve searched high and low and I can’t find a picture of any wild plant to match this weed, which (more…)

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Leafy mystery plant in a pot in July 2011...

Back in July I blogged about weeds – and this was one I couldn’t identify at the time.

I have waited patiently for it to flower. It looked like (more…)

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Wild willowherb (Epilobium)

As has been said many times, a weed is just a plant in the wrong place. My garden is full of them at the moment, growing from gravel and cracks in paving stones and from pots, but I usually leave them for a while to identify them before having a bit of a tidy-up at the end of summer.


Delicate willowherb seeds...

Here (more…)

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