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David Brockhurst

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Countryside Flowers

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Buttercups and Clover - photo taken in the Horseshoe field next to the river Nidd in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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Contrasting colours show two close together wild flower meadows - both photos taken near Askrigg in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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Buttercup meadows - top photo taken near Hawes and the bottom photo taken near Rylston, both in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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One of my favourite flowers the Devils Bit Scabious - photos taken at the Burton Leonard Lime Quarries, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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The abundance of Heather - top photo taken on Barden Moor near Bolton Abbey in the North Yorkshire Dales and the bottom photo taken near Swainby on the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Heather and Gorse competing for space - photos taken on Long Mynd near Church Stretton, Shropshire.

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The English Bluebell is a favourite Spring flower - photo taken in woods near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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Daffodils are another abundant Spring flower - Top two photos taken in Farndale in the North Yorkshire Moors and the bottom photo taken near Harewood House, West Yorkshire.

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An old railway embankment hosts a good show of Wood Anemone - photo taken near Middleton, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.

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A crop but still a vibrant yellow flower of Oil Seed Rape - photo taken near Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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An eye catching display of colourful wild flowers - photo taken at Ironbridge, Shropshire.

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Always a pleasure to spot this wild Purple Orchid can be foung both singular and in small clumps - photo taken near Grassington in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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One area where wild flowers still thrive is on the coast where pesticides and other harmful chemicals haven't reached - photo taken near Flamborough, East Yorkshire.

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Another example of coastal blooms is this Wild and thriving Crocosmia - photo taken on Coast path near the Lizard, Cornwall.

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The fullness of the Hydrangea bloom that acts like litmus paper where it is red in acid soil and blue in neutral soil - photos taken near Falmouth, Cornwall.

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The Cowslip is still fairly common but did suffer in numbers due to pesticides in the 1970's and 80's - photo taken near Brimham Rocks, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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The wild Primrose is another favourite common flower that can be found mainly in or near woodland areas - photo taken near Keswick in the Lake District, Cumbria.

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The delicate flower on the Harebell - photo taken at the Burton Leonard Lime Quarries, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Lupins growing wild at the side of a pathway - photo taken just outside Newcastle upon Tyne on the Hadrians Wall walk, Tyne and Wear.

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A wild and very showy yellow Iris - photo taken next to old railway track in Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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The Wild Rose or Dog Rose is a common sight amidst the hedgerows - photo taken near Nidd Gorge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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A single flower of a Sow-Thistle - photo taken at the Burton Leonard Lime Quarries, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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The blue flower of the Speedwell is small but never the less glorious - photos taken near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.

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Finished flowering but never the less the Teasel stands showy and proud - photo taken near Brecon, Wales.

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Small pink Flowers of the Bindweed plant creeping next to a cliff top path - photo taken near Flamborough, East Yorkshire.

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These slender Water Avens flowers aren't such a common sight so a bonus to see many together - photo taken near Rylstone, North Yorkshire.

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The small elegant flower of the wild Mountain Pansy is a pretty one - photo taken near Grassington in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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The poisonous Scarlet Pimpernel creeping across the pathway - photo taken near the Lizard, Cornwall.

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The Thistle is a common and varied plant that covers all kinds of terrain - the top photo with a family of Cardinal Beetles included was taken near Flamborough, East Yorkshire and the bottom photo taken near Knaresborough, north Yorkshire.

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The Buddleia in a hedgerow with flowers now turning to seed - photo taken near North Rigton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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The slender and elegant flower of the Cuckooflower - photo taken near Grassington in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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This yellow flowering Mimulus grows nicely in a hillside stream - photos taken on Long Mynd, Shropshire.

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A tiny Sweet Violet flower is almost lost in the grass - photo taken near Hebden in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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An almost finished flowering Foxglove towers above the ferns - photos taken near Sedbergh in the Cumbria.

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A common Mullien has taken root and stands tall in a wall - photo taken at Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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These two 'unidentified' flower heads caught my eye - photo taken near Great Ayton, North Yorkshire.

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A flower head that is almost finished and ready to turn to seed, not sure but believe it may be a Field Scabious - photo taken at the Burton Leonard Lime Quarries, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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A small 'unidentified' flower that looks like it hasn't fully opened - photo taken at the Burton Leonard Lime Quarries, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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This 'unidentified' flower has turned and is ready to cast its seeds - photo taken at the Burton Leonard Lime Quarries, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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A pathside 'unidentified' flower although tiny stands out due to its abundance - photo taken near Glasshouses. Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.

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Shepherds Purse heart shaped seed pods always have been something to catch the eye for many a year - photo taken near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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This Autumnal bright red 'unidentified' plant with tiny pink flowers caught my eye growing in a stone wall near Pendle Hill, Lancashire.

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Iris flowering on the roadside verge, photos taken near Grassington in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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Wild Garlic, a flower that you can usually smell before you see it, photo taken in wood near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

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Another (unidentified) wild flower that pops up in small patches, photo taken near Grassington in the North Yorkshire Dales.

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