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I have always liked Gorse. I suppose it is a plant I associate with my childhood as it grows like a weed in the westcountry


I have always liked Gorse. I suppose it is a plant I associate with my childhood as it grows like a weed in the westcountry

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You grew like a weed in West Country?
Bill Phillips: Do I look weedy???
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Apr 2013, 01:04
Some dopy Englander took some to Australia to use as a hedge to restrain his sheep, and now the bloddy stuff is taking over.

Makes a nice "whoooooosssssshhh" if you throw a match at it, though...
Bill Phillips: It burns well here too
It is a really pretty yellow isn't it! I like your frosted edges!
Bill Phillips: It is. Broom is a close relative of it
Gorse is great especially at this time of year ... Don't like the 'vinageret' surround ... makes it look too twee.

Well, you know the saying ''if you put your head above the parapet ... ''
Bill Phillips: I specialise in Twee and choccie. It may get worse
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Apr 2013, 08:31
It does indeed and the coconut scent of the flowers is a delight too.

You may be the first (& last) person in the world to ever produce a vignette of gorse bloomery
Bill Phillips: As I aid to comrade Trim. I specialise in Choccie and twee. I intend to develop this speciality to new bounds
I am very glad to see this shot. I have seen it in the landscape all these years on SC but had never seen it close up. It is very pretty. Can it be picked and put in vases?
Bill Phillips: I doubt it would last long and it is very prickly! When we lived in Birmingham, many years ago, I brought back some seeds from a trip down home to Devon and they grew!
Guess what used to grow in my neighbourhood before the buildings came - just a clue, it's called Broomhill smile
Bill Phillips: You don't see broom all that much these days. My parents always had it in the garden
Such a pretty yellow too with the sunlight.
Bill Phillips: It looks great in the sun
I've always thought Gorse is quite a pretty plant, indeed there is some growing in an old quarry up the road from us that is now a nature reserve.
Bill Phillips: I've always like it Brian.
cool shot of a fiery looking wall of almost solid yellow. the combustible property was new to me
Bill Phillips: If it gets very dry it burns well as far as I know!
I like the matt cropping as much as the topiary art Bill, which is nothing! I understand this was a project for a cake of yours..
Bill Phillips: Ah but i like topiary smile
A wonderful plant, isn't it Bill?
Bill Phillips: I think so Richard

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