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Picture of a Periwinkle Image of a Periwinkle    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

The beautiful periwinkle (Vinca major) is an evergreen shrub which typically has a long flowering period which runs from Spring right through to Autumn. With a typical height of around 40-50cm it is commonly used as a groundcover plant.
Picture of a Poppy Image of a Poppy    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

With red, pink, orange, yellow or lilac petals, the unmistakeable shape of a poppy (Genus:Papaver) is as striking in the wilds of the countryside as it is in our gardens or back yards.

The popular poppy has been used for ornament and worship for over 7000 years.
Picture of Buttercups Image of Buttercups in Grass    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

Stubborn garden weed? ..... or beautiful golden wild flower? You decide. The buttercup belongs to a large family (Genus:Ranunculus) which also includes spearworts and water crowfoots.

The buttercup usually lights up our lawns and fields in April and May. The Genus provides for a variety of colours including yellow, white, orange and red.
Picture of a Mesembryanthemum Image of a Mesembryanthemum    (File Size: 1.7 MB)

With a name that means 'midday flowering' this particular genus is native to South Africa .... very topical considering the location of the 2010 World Cup ! Our royalty free photograph is of a pretty yellow Mesembryanthemum 'Basutoland' ..... Basutoland was once a British colony in South Africa but it was renamed as the 'Kingdom of Lesotho' when it gained independence.
Picture of a Clematis Image of a Clematis    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

The beautiful rambling clematis is a relative of the buttercup (Family: Ranunculaceae) with most species being ambitious climbers that develop woody vines.

All clematis plants are toxic to a greater or lesser extent so try to wear gloves if you're handling or pruning them .... or better still just stick with our free photograph!
Picture of a Chive Flower Head Image of a Chive Flower Head    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

Chives are a common garden herb which produce clusters of flowers on their slender tubular upright stems. Chives belong to the onion family (Genus: Allium) so it's not surprising that their edible leaves have a pleasant onion smell and taste.
Picture of Chives Image of Chives    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

See text for 'Chive Flower Head' above.
Picture of Violas Image of Violas    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

As the name suggests, the viola is a member of the large violet family and is a favourite bedding plant with gardeners. Not just violet flowers though! ... petals can be a variety of shades including cream, white, blue and yellow. Some are bi-coloured too.
Picture of Daisies Image of Daisies in Grass    (File Size: 1.3 MB)

Native to the UK, the wild varieties of daisy (such as Bellis Perennis) are commonly found growing in sunny spots on lawns and other areas of short grass.

According to Wikipedia, the name Daisy may be derived from "day's eye" because of the characteristic way in which it fully closes at night.



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