Macro Monday: May 16

paris may43

Here we have a rare British native plant. I do not think it is found wild in Ireland but I could be wrong. I first saw it in woods at the foot of the North Downs in Surrey and have loved it ever since. I was excited beyond measure to buy it at Garden Show Ireland last weekend. Ironically it was from a nursery that had travelled over the sea from Scotland. So it has travelled from Scotland to Northern Ireland, is not in Co. Wexford and will be moving with me to England (via Wales)!

Can you tell what it is? (apart from well travelled)

 

Sunday Puzzler: May 15 Solution

How did you get on?

The plants were:

1

2

3

4

5

These are:

Lagurus ovatus (bunny tail grass)

Astrantia

Caltha

Rhododendron

Euphorbia

Giving you L A C R E

Rearrange these and you get the Atlantic county of Clare

 

 

8 Comments on “Macro Monday: May 16”

  1. Luce
    May 16, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    Is it Paris quadrifolia?

  2. Mary Tobin
    May 16, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    Think you are right, Luce. I think terra Nova Gardens in Co. Limerick have them for sale at present, so maybe not to far to travel to get one.

  3. derrickjknight
    May 16, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    Guessed Clare without the L, but forgot to post; can’t do today’s

  4. Meriel
    May 16, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    Not a clue. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.

    • thebikinggardener
      May 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      It is a bit of a tricky one if you don’t know it! All will be revealed tomorrow!

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