Solanum dulcamara One of the most familiar objects in the hedgerows and moist places is the trailing stem of the Bittersweet or Woody Nightshade. Flowering from June to September. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Dactylorhiza maculata Occurs commonly in damp places in all parts of the country, in meadows, pastures and open woods, on stiff soils and on chalk downs. Flowering from June – occasionally in May – to as late as August. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Iris pseudacorus Fringing our rivers, ditches and lakes the Yellow Iris will be found abundantly throughout Britain. Flowering in May and continuing until late July. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Lotus corniculatus From June to October our commons, pastures and downs are bright with the flowers of Bird’s-foot Trefoil. It is known in some districts as Lady’s Slipper. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Caltha palustris In marshes, river-meadows and wet copses in spring, the Marsh Marigold is a very conspicuous plant, and its acquisition by the rambler often results in wet feet. In some districts it is known as the King-cup, and in Scotland it is called the Luckan Gowan. The flowering period usually extends from March toContinue reading “Marsh Marigold”
Lonicera periclymenum Widely distributed in hedges, copses and on heaths, this is one of the most familiar of our wild flowers. It owes its popularity not only to the beauty of its flowers, but also to its sweet scent and twining habit. Flowering summer and autumn. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W.Continue reading “Honeysuckle”
Pilosella aurantiaca Also know and Fox-and-Cubs
Echium vulgare On roadsides and waste places on gravelly and chalky soils the Viper’s Bugloss will be found. Abundant in some parts of southern England, becoming rarer in the north. A very stately plant, and prettiest when only one or two flowers are open on each cyme. Flowering from June to August. The Observer’s BookContinue reading “Viper's Bugloss”
Meconopsis cambrica Although the name suggests that this plant is restricted to Wales, this is not actually the case. Western Poppy would, perhaps, be the more appropriate name for it. Its natural range extends from Yorkshire, southwards through Wales and Somerset to Devon and Cornwall. Its favourite haunts are beside rivulets, moist and shady rockyContinue reading “Welsh Poppy”
Celt was born in May 2005 at Dyfed Shires and was given the name Dyfed Grey Celt. He left the farm when he was 3 years old to join the Household Cavalry. He’s now a drum horse and was renamed Major Mercury when he finished training. I’ve not met him as he left the farmContinue reading “Celt (Dyfed Grey Celt or Major Mercury)”
Flash Harry was born on 9th April 2019 and came to Dyfed Shires in December 2019. He’s very cute! 🙂
Enya and Gwen were born in 2018 – Gwen is the white foal and Enya is the more traditionally donkey-coloured foal. Bella is Enya’s mum and Mai is Gwen’s mum.
Fred was born in 2017.
Merlin was born in May 2018. His mum was Beauty who sadly died when he was only 6 months old.
Ed was born in 2014 and was bought as a yearling by Dyfed Shires in 2016. He used to regularly pull the cart for visitors. In December 2019 he left the farm to join the Household Cavalry to train to be a drum horse. A Dyfed Shires horse (Celt) is already a drum horse inContinue reading “Ed (Sedgemoor Bosley Pride)”
Morgana was born in June 2018 and we were lucky enough to meet her when she was only one month old. Her mum is Willa-Rose and her grandma is Pansy.
Willa Rose was born in 2013. Her Mum is Pansy. She’s mum to Morgana.
Pansy was born in 2007. She’s mum to Willa-Rose, and grandma to Morgana.
Bryn was born in 2016 (I think) and is half-brother to Santes. His mum accidentally rolled on him when he was a foal, so he’s a bit wonky looking, but is still gorgeous. He’s very sweet and he’s my daughter’s favourite. Don’t tell the others!
Santes was born in 2008. She’s half-sister to Bryn. She’s currently expecting a foal in April 2020.
Alfie was born in 2016. He was dad to Archie.
Bonus was born in 2002. She’s the oldest horse on the farm. She was mum to Archie.
Archie was born in June 2019 and very sadly died in November 2019. He was a sweet little thing, curious and friendly, and loved a good scratch. I will miss him very much on our next visit 😦 We were lucky enough to meet him when he was only a few days old. His mumContinue reading “Archie (Dyfed Liberation)”
Rhinanthus minor In meadows and pastures the Yellow Rattle is abundant, where it is parasitical upon the roots of other plants. The yellow flowers render it very conspicuous, and its identity is readily established by the light green inflated calyx. The flowers will be found from May to August. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers,Continue reading “Yellow Rattle”
Lysimachia vulgaris The Yellow Loosestrife will be found on river banks and in wet, shady places, chiefly in England. The flowers are dimorphic and appear from June to August. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Betonica officinalis Betonica: Variant of Vettonica, a Spanish native plant, and vernacular name for Stachys officinalisofficinalis: Official – used in pharmacological sense(Dave’s Garden Botanary)
Oxalis acetosella One of the most graceful and charming of our native plants. It abounds in moist, shady woods. A favourite position for it is the rotten centre of some old beech stump from which it will spread in a loose cluster, or growing on the ground, often in great abundance. Flowering April and MayContinue reading “Wood Sorrel”
Geum urbanum Geum: Ancient Latin nameurbanum: Of cities(Dave’s Garden Botanary) On the borders of woods, in copses, and on shady hedgebanks, the Avens is abundant. Flowering chiefly between June and August. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Anemone nemorosa Anemone: Wind; or possibly corrupted from Hebrew referring to the lament for slain Adonis, whose blood produced the red Adonis or Anemone coronarianemorosa: Of the woods(Dave’s Garden Botanary) One of the earliest of the spring flowers to be found in copses, by the woodside and in upland meadows. Flowering from March to June.Continue reading “Wood Anemone”
Fragaria vesca Wherever there are shady banks and woodland clearings, this charming little plant is sure to be met with. Flowering nearly the whole summer. The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers, compiled by W. J. Stokoe (1957)
Clinopodium vulgare Clinopodium: Like a bed’s footvulgare: Common(Dave’s Garden Botanary)