‘My face is one age, and my feet are another, and my arms are the oldest of all.‘” Worzel Gummidge, Barbara Euphan Todd
Rendall Old Kirkyard
“Considerate mowing leaves a summer meadow”
Orchids At Cottascarth
“It was a sunny, though windy and showery, June day and we thought the timing should be right to see the Heath Spotted Orchids in the fields by the trac”
Beautiful But Deadly: The Foxglove
It can grow up to 2m tall and is found in heathland, woodland edges and gardens. This pretty flower is also a valuable source of nectar for bees.
Weather Forecast: Rather cloudy with further showers. Winds easing.
Fresh southwest then westerly winds but speeds lower than on Saturday. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
‘The Slow Circles of Nature’
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. ” May Sarton
One of the easiest ways anyone with a garden, or a balcony, can support wildlife is to sow a mixture of wildflowers.
Plant focus: Devils Bit Scabious
The ‘pom-pom’ like nature of its flower has also given rise to alternative names such as Lady’s pincushion, bachelor’s buttons and blue bonnets.
Weather Forecast: Occasional showers this morning, some low cloud at times.
Mainly dry, chance of some showery rain in the morning. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Plant Focus: Marsh Marigold
It is a widespread flower of ponds, marshes, damp meadows, ditches and wet woodland and is a conspicuous spring flower.