wild flower


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wild flower

1. any flowering plant that grows in an uncultivated state
2. the flower of such a plant
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We went on climbing, higher and higher, and curving hither and thither, in the shade of noble woods, and with a rich variety and profusion of wild flowers all about us; and glimpses of rounded grassy backbones below us occupied by trim chalets and nibbling sheep, and other glimpses of far lower altitudes, where distance diminished the chalets to toys and obliterated the sheep altogether; and every now and then some ermined monarch of the Alps swung magnificently into view for a moment, then drifted past an intervening spur and disappeared again.
Ezra Jennings stopped for a moment, and picked some wild flowers from the hedge by the roadside.
He tossed his little nosegay of wild flowers away from him, as if the remembrances which it recalled were remembrances which hurt him now.
Splendid trees reared their stately tops where splendid cathedrals once had reared their domes, and sweet wild flowers blossomed in simple serenity in soil that once was drenched with human blood.
Pink Campion is unusually strongly coloured for a wild flower and deserves a place in a wild garden, but I'll go for the double version Silene dioica Flore Plena with its blowsy rose carmine flowers that last longer than the wild single.
We've teamed up with Grow Wild, the UK's biggest flower campaign, to give away 150,000 packets of wild flower seeds.
I like Nigel Dunnett of Sheffield University's special wild flower mix - he includes perennials that prolong the period of flowering.
MANY years ago a schoolfriend and I entered a wild flower competition at a special event held by Kenilworth Working Men's Club.
We urge increased planting of wild flower margins around agricultural fields and also stronger guidance to local authorities on increasing flowering trees and wild flower planting in towns and cities," he said.
For the green-minded there are seasonal, English bouquets of flowers grown on the Wiggly Wigglers farm in Herefordshire, wild flower seeds, bug boxes, food and gifts.
YOUR correspondent, Philip Coppell (DP, Monday August 18, Page 10) claims that "Last year, wild flower displays at the junction of Great George's Street and Upper Parliament Street were .
Last November, I began the back- breaking task of cleaning out my wild flower garden, which had begun to look like the Scottish National Perennial Weed collection.