wild landscapes

The Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna) is a cheerful sight in the bottom of the Cornish hedges right now. It has tiny kidney-shaped leaves and the shining buttercup yellow faces are a good source of early pollen and nectar for pollinating insects. Considered a weed, they are not too invasive and it has the odd habit of its leaves dying back after flowering, deceiving the gardener into believing it has gone away while it is merely coiled for further invasion in late winter.

Other plants seen in the Cornish hedges are the bright stars of Lesser Stitchwort, the yellows of Gorse and Dandelions, white Blackthorn blossom and white three cornered leek (onion weed), purple Dog Violets which  flowers from April to June, but its flowers are not scented, wood anemones that are seen flowering not in the wood land, but on the bare slopes of the hill. And bluebells are beginning to make an appearance. Yellow, white and purple are the colours of April.

Tired of focusing in the hedges I turn my lens up to the many different trees that are bursting into leaf and flower now. Seeking out unusual leaves and buds and flowers.

Tree Maple

Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.

Can you please check your spam folders as many of my comments are still disappearing, even on sites where I comment frequently. Thank you!


  1. parikhit dutta says:

    The colours are absolutely stunning 🙂

  2. susurrus says:

    I found a couple of comments from you a few days ago but I unspammed them. They’re getting Becky too. My post today will not appear in the Reader. There is no reason why it shouldn’t – I’ve checked everything. And Margaret had a vanishing picture incident on her post so it looks like the gremlins are out in full force. I would consider adding an unhappy face at this point, but I have only learned how to do the happy ones on purpose – going around scattering unhappy faces everywhere would be a bit of a downer.

    1. susurrus says:

      I once asked WordPress to help someone else whose comment had been marked as spam and I emptied it with all the others before I realised. I recognised their name just as they all vanished and tried to correct it, backbutton, deleted items, etc, but there was no way. WordPress told me to tell the person to get in touch with Akismet as they are the ones who do the blocking. It might be worth a try if it doesn’t get sorted out soon.

      1. Heyjude says:

        I will try Akismet as no-one from WP has got back to me.

    2. Heyjude says:

      Thanks for unspamming me, hopefully that will work on your site for a while. I don’t know why it is happening. I have tried not making many comments all at the same time, but it happens when I make the first comment of the day sometimes!

  3. lolaWi says:

    beautiful colors! 🙂

  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Second post I read today about bluebells in bloom, seems early. Lovely to see many similar flowers to here though no onion weed.

  5. Bluebells always make such a lovely display.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Just the odd few at the moment but it won’t be long.

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