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devil's bit

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devil's bit

n
(Plants) devil's bit scabious. See scabious23
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Devil's Bit Scabious Mark Lane, Gardeners' World presenter, suggests Devil's Bit Scabious for an easy grow with high impact.
Roedd hi'n braf hefyd gweld cymaint o flodau: roedd y clefryn (Jasione montana; Sheep's bit) a thamaid y cythraul (Succisa pratensis; Devil's bit scabious) yn las gogoneddus ac mewn ambell i fan roedd cwrlid glas o'r clefryn yn gorchuddio'r glaswellt.
Azur, designed by nature painter Estelle Rebottaro, depicts butterflies and wildflowers--cornflower, flax flower, forget-me-not and Devil's bit Scabious--in all their splendor, offering a classic theme with modern flavor.
Andrew Lynch took the riding honours at the final meeting of the season in Thurles, completing a double on Boxing Along in one of the beginners chases and Henry de Bromhead's long odds-on favourite Alisier D'Irlande, easy, all-the-way winner of the Devil's Bit Maiden Hurdle.
THE Devil's Bit Beginners' Chase (1.55), one of the more competitive contests on today's seven-race card at Thurles, appears at the mercy of Cadspeed, who ran such a fine race on his reappearance at Clonmel last month.
The scheme has started by growing lowland meadow species such as the devil's bit scabious, cuckoo flower, green field-speedwell and harebell at temporary seed production beds in the walled nursery at the Millennium Seed Bank's Wakehurst Place, West Sussex.
Roedd Ruth Hughes, Penygroeslon yn holi am yr enwau ar tamaid y cythraul (Succisa pratensis; devil's bit scabious).
The big favourites are plants such as red campion, betony, devil's bit scabious and cowslip.
But from the air, its traces will surely be seen for ages, and wandering through the meadow that is to replace it, people will be surprised to find corn cockle, vetch, devil's bit scabious, selfheal, agrimony, yarrow, ox-eye daisy and quaking grass: the plants of old England, all strangely gathered within the walls.
fp An expensive purchase following his point-to-point debut success to join Philip Hobbs, Alisier D'Irlande is napped to land the Devil's Bit Maiden Hurdle on his first tHDntM start for de Bromhead.
Roeddwn i wedi dotio at lesni'r clefryn (Jasione montana; sheep's bit) a thamaid y cythraul (Succisa pratensis; devil's bit scaboius) oedd wrth ochr y llwybr, ac mae'r lliw glas sydd ar y planhigion yma'n eithriadol o hardd.