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Red Dead Nettle
Knapp Weed and Butterfly
Common Centaury
Garlic Mustard (Jack of the Hedge)
Gorse
Bitter Sweet
Bog myrtle
Thistle
Wall Rocket
Dandelion
Eyebright
Ramson
Chickory
Rosebay Willowherb
Split Leaved Crane's Bill
Harebell
Early Purple Orchid
Cuckoo Flower
Wild Basil
Lesser Celandine
Greater Burdock
Fleabane
Pig Nut
Hedge Bind Weed
Meadow Vetchling
Nettles
Small Balsam
Yarrow
Tutsan
Early Purple Orchid
Lesser Celandine
Fox Glove
Grass Vetchling
Twayblade
Borage
Common Comfrey
Nettle Leaf Bellflower
Wild Thyme
Mullein
Wood Sage
Deadly Nightshade
Herb Bennett
Hawkbit
Hedge Mustard
Tormentil
Hairy Bitter Cress
Self Heal
Bistort
Enchanter's Nightshade
Winter Cress
Rose Bay Willow Herb
Bee Orchid
Hemlock Water Dropwort
Black Mustard
Fuscia
Nipplewort
Sweet Violet
Early Purple Orchid
Common Milkwort
Broom
Ground elder
Golden Saxifrage
Yarrow
Scabious
Purple Losestrife
Hogweed
Red Vervain
Pendulous Sedge
Ground Ivy
Russian Comfrey
Wild Redcurrant
Bracken
Water Mint
Lesser Stitchwort
Bramble
Hairy Violet
Yellow Rattle
Wavy Bitter Cress
Common Spotted Orchid
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Fever Few
Sea Beet
Betany
Yarrow
Sea Purslane
Shepherd's Purse
Wild Pansy
Silver Weed
Yellow Archangel
Wood anemone
Agrimony
Lord's and Ladies
Red Clover
Primrose
Summer Snowflake
Red Campion
Meadow Buttercup
Creeping Buttercup
Charlock
Wood Speedwell
Common Mallow
Ragged Robin
Cats Ear
Chickweed
Lesser Celandine
Bladder Campion
Germander Speedwell
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Dove's Foot Crane's Bill
Herb Robert
Nettles
Pignut
Common Birds Foot Trefoil
Hairy Bitter Cress
Wood Sorrel
Dog's Mercury
Cow Parsley Flower
Green Alkanet
Rock Sea Lavender
Daisy
Grey Field Speedwell
Colt's Foot
Cowslip
Crown Vetch
Early Purple Orchid
Common Restharrow
Common Ragwort
Great Willow Herb
Lesser Periwinkle
Cleavers
Cuckoo flower
Burdock
Green Field Speedwell
Honeysuckle
Heather
Wood Anemone
Common Vetch
Sun Spurge
Green Helborine
Hedge Woundwort
Hemp Agrimony
Buttercup
Giant Hog Weed
Lords & Ladies
Common Field Speedwell
Wild Cabbage
Wild Clary
Wood Spurge
Oxeye Daisy
Horse Tail
White Dead Nettle
Dog Violet
Bugle
Wood Anemone
Scarlet Pimpernel
Salad Burnett
Field Bind Weed
Upright Hedge Parsley
Heath Speedwell
Indian Balsam
Pyrimidal Orchid
Forget Me Not
Zigzag Clover
Lemon Balm
Milk Thistle
Seaside Centaury
Ground Ivy
Hemlock
Cow Parsley
Kidney Vetch
St John's Wort
Knapp Weed and Bug
Barren Strawberry
Knapp Weed
Dyer's Greenweed
Bluebell
Knapp Weed and Butterfly
Yellow Pimpernell
Red Dead Nettle
Knapp Weed and Butterfly
Common Centaury
Garlic Mustard (Jack of the Hedge)
Gorse
Bitter Sweet
Bog myrtle
Thistle
Wall Rocket
Dandelion
Eyebright
Ramson
Chickory
Rosebay Willowherb
Split Leaved Crane's Bill
Harebell

Conifers

We’ve always been lovers of traditional broadleaf woodland.  Most of the conifers we encountered were in plantations, where they’d been planted to produce timber in a short time frame.  Conifer plantations can seem sterile compared to a broadleaf woodland, with the floor devoid of anything other than needles and the odd wood ant colony.  Often trees fall over because they have a shallow root system.  Still, they can be a useful resource for our bushcraft (although we don’t have any in our ancient woodland), and make shelter building straightforward as well as firewood collection easy, but overall, we prefer broadleaf.

After a visit to Bedgebury Pinetum a few years back, and seeing conifers left to grow as they would in the wild, we changed our minds a little about them.  Some of the trees were stunning and looked nothing like their cousins in a plantation, for example the western hemlock was nothing like the ones we were familiar with from plantations such as Clowes Wood.  If you’re into facts and figures, conifers provide the record breakers as far as trees are concerned – the tallest, widest, heaviest, oldest trees are all species of conifer.

You can find loads of photos of our ancient broadleaf woodland, and of our courses, on our Facebook page.