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Welcome to Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage in Melbourne, Australia

Spring 2000 at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, England

Confirming Identity of some Canal Wild Flowers - 5th June 2000

Lachlan's Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au

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Sequence of Events

Images

Description

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

  1. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
  2. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

  1. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
  2. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  1. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
  2. Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides) Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides) and Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  1. Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides)
  2. Pineapple Mayweed (Matricaria matricarioides) and Shepherd's-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Bee on Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)
  2. Bee on Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Bee on Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)
  2. Bee on Bramble/Blackberry flower (Rubus fruticosus agg)

Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata) Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

  1. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)
  2. Scentless Mayweed (Matricaria perforata)

Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)

  1. Common Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis)
  2. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)

Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Cut-leaved Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Red Campion (Silene dioica) Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

  1. Red Campion (Silene dioica)
  2. Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) Bee on Red Clover (trefolium repens)

  1. Wood Avens/Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)
  2. Bee on Red Clover (trefolium repens)

Bee on Red Clover (trefolium repens) Possible Lesser Dandelion (Taraxacum Sect. Erythrosperma)

  1. Bee on Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Possible Lesser Dandelion (Taraxacum Sect. Erythrosperma)

Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides) Insect on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

  1. Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides)
  2. Insect on Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

  1. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
  2. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)

Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle) Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

  1. Dovesfoot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

Possible Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris) Possible Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris)

  1. Possible Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris)
  2. Possible Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris)

Possible Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

  1. Possible Smooth Hawksbeard (Crepis capillaris)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

  1. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  2. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Hemlock (Conium maculatum) Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus)

  1. Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  2. Budding field of Rape Seed Flowers (Brassica napus)

Daisy (Bellis perennis) Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

  1. Daisy (Bellis perennis)
  2. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

  1. Budding Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  2. Common Bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Red Clover (trefolium repens) Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides)

  1. Red Clover (trefolium repens)
  2. Possible Hawkweed Ox-tongue (Picris hieracioides)

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

  1. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  2. Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg) Mallard duck and ducklings

  1. Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis agg)
  2. Mallard duck and ducklings

Mallard duck and ducklings Mallard duck and ducklings

  1. Mallard duck and ducklings
  2. Mallard duck and ducklings

Mallard duck and ducklings Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

  1. Mallard duck and ducklings
  2. Smooth Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)

  1. Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) (A yellow crucifer, cabbage family)
  2. Marsh Bedstraw (Galium pakystre)

Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre) Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)

  1. Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)
  2. Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre)

1915 (Robert Graves)

"I'VE watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune;
Primroses and the first warm day of Spring,
Red poppy floods of June,
August, and yellowing Autumn, so
To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow,
And you've been everything.

Dear, you've been everything that I most lack
In these soul-deadening trenches--pictures, books,
Music, the quiet of an English wood,
Beautiful comrade-looks,
The narrow, bouldered mountain-track,
The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black,
And Peace, and all that's good."

(Refer: ALCS -
The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society:
http://www.alcs.co.uk)

This England

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
 This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
 This other Eden, demi-paradise,
 This fortress built by Nature for herself
 Against infection and the hand of war,
 This happy breed of men, this little world,
 This precious stone set in the silver sea...
 This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."


 William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, 
 Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1 
 (JOHN OF GAUNT (Duke of Lancaster) speaks)


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