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Nottingham Catchfly, or Silene nutans

You will find this perennial growing on Staffordshire's Carboniferous Limestone. Flowering between May and July, it can reach a height of 50cm. This example was found growing at Beresford Dale near ...

On Longstone Edge, Derbyshire. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape taken at Longstone Edge, Derbyshire.

Quarry and mine workings, Huntley, near Cheadle. Photographed by William Blake.

Derelict buildings at the quarry and gravel rocks at Huntley, near Cheadle.

Reservoir Fields, Meir Road, Normacot

The Hillside housing estate was built here later. Meir Church can be seen in the background.

River Trent valley near Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent

A view south east over the River Trent between Leek Road (beyond the houses) and the Caldon Canal (behind the camera), just to the north of Abbey Hulton. New bungalows are being developed along Fishpond ...

Rock Cottage, Moneystone, near Oakamoor. Photographed by William Blake.

View of Rock Cottage at Moneystone, Staffordshire.

Rosebay willowherb, or Chamerion angustifolium

You can find this perennial plant growing in waste places and burnt areas. Flowering between June and September, it can grow to a height of 1.5 metres and spreads its white fluffy seed on the autumn ...

Rough Close Common. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of the common at Rough Close, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Salad Burnet, or Sanguisorba minor ssp. minor

Staffordshire is a fine place to find salad burnet, since this perennial abounds on limestone but can rarely be found anywhere else. Flowering between May and August, it can grow to a height of 30cm. This ...

Sharpcliff, Coombs Valley, near Cheddleton. Photographed by William Blake.

View of the north side of Sharpcliff, Coombs Valley. The Valley is now a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)nature reserve.

Shelton Farm, Hanley

Sheep grazing at Shelton Farm. Behind them is St. Marks Church tower which can just be seen behind the Swynnerton Pottery, on the right of the photograph. This semi-rural area is close to Hanley town ...

Shirley Hollow, Froghall. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Shirley Hollow, Froghall, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Storm On The Roaches

Stormy landscape taken from Ashenhurst, Staffordshire, looking in the direction of the Roaches. Photographed by William Blake. This area is now part of the Peak District National Park.

Tean. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Tean, Staffordshire.

The Blythe. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of The Blythe, Nr. Caverswall, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

The Bridestones, near Rushton Spencer. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape including an ancient stone landmark known as The Bridestones. The stones are the remains of a large Neolithic chambered tomb. They are situated at Bosley Cloud on the Staffordshire and Cheshire ...

The Caldon Canal near Carmountside, Hanley

A view along the Caldon Canal beyond the Birches Head Road bridge. The Caldon Canal was opened in 1779 and connected the limestone quarries at Cauldon Low with Stoke-on-Trent and the Midlands. A branch ...

The Cheshire Plain. Photographed by William Blake.

Landcscape with a view of the Cheshire Plain overlooking Congleton. Taken from Congleton Edge, Cheshire.