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Pretty hedgerow

waddy

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I have seen a lot of these pretty flowers blooming in large swathes in the hedgerow but I’ve no idea what they are. Does anyone recognise them?

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Sorry Waddy no idea, but I do like how you have managed to match your toenail varnish to your trousers.lol.

18 Jul, 2021

 

We call it meadow sweet but not sure if that is the proper name for it! It is lovely isn't it and one of the last ones to flower.

18 Jul, 2021

 

Lol! Stroller I didn't realise you could see my toenailsand the match is purely accidental!

18 Jul, 2021

 

Wildrose; It is sweet and it has a lovley perfume, although eldest grandaughter wasn't impressed lol!

18 Jul, 2021

 

It’s very pretty, Julia. I do like it. Plus the bonus of a lovely scent!

18 Jul, 2021

 

it is indeed meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria, likes dampish places in particular. It is a lovely native isnt it?

18 Jul, 2021

 

Thank you everyone. A bit more knowledge!

19 Jul, 2021

 

I grew this from seed this year Waddy and have it in my flower border! I did put a picture of it once in a blog I did, but not sure if I will grow it again as it will self seed everywhere and have had to stake them all.

19 Jul, 2021

 

I just realised Waddy that mine is Ammi Majus, also a hybrid of the roadside plant.

19 Jul, 2021

 

Well now I can see your toe. Compliments the white flowers nicely.

19 Jul, 2021

 

I have memories of this wildflower from my early years! Never see it around these days . . . :o(

19 Jul, 2021

 

It grows on ditch banks round here - always a cheering sight (and smell) when you walk past. It used to be used medicinally, uses similar to aspirin.

19 Jul, 2021

 

I've now ended up Googling this and I've found out that it was used for medical reasons since Roman times for treating wounds and as a painkiller. It made facinating reading. Thank you to everyone who answered my question.
I have a patch of my new garden which seems to stay moist even in this hot weather, so I'm thinking of trying to get some of the seeds to see if I can get it to grow in the garden
Watch this space lol!

20 Jul, 2021

 

Fascinating plant. How would you use as a pain killer? Do you make a tea with it?

20 Jul, 2021

 

I think the leaves were infused in ancient times. It was also pulverised and applied to wounds....I think I'll stick to asprin and bandaid!

23 Jul, 2021

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