On Wednesday I found a single plant of Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) just outside our top fence in the green lane between two fields.
On Thursday, as it was a lovely morning, I decided to walk around the field to see if I could find any more. I started at the top where it’s easy to do a scissor step over our fence and I was nearly round to the bottom field gate before I found some good sized patches. I photographed the field border below them so that I could find them again.
During my trundle I found some other flowers and a couple of fungi:
Foxgloves put on a good show against a backdrop of gorse bushes intermingled with brambles.
A Twitter acquaintance sent me some Black Cornflower seed last year. They are beginning to flower now. Perforate St.John’s-wort has begun too.
Some old favourites below, clockwise from top left: Whorled Caraway, more Reflexed Stonecrop and its spreading on a drystone wall, Astilbe behind its deer protection, and Monkey Flower.
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When you look closely, what I call the orange azalea isn’t really orange at all. Well, maybe a wee bit: subtle colours.