Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Cowslips

Here is our annual photo of Cowslip Primula veris to usher in the spring. This was actually taken 5 days ago, but I've only just got round to posting it.

6 comments:

  1. Lovely. Hope to see some violets
    soon.

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  2. They are amazing this year, as are many of the other early spring flowers.

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  3. Sheila: the wild sweet violets are flowering well in the orchard. Every now and then I catch a whiff of them. I haven't taken any photos though. The ones in the garden at the house are currently in my very good books, doing an excellent job of weed suppressing.

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  4. I'd love to have a go at making cowslip wine, just for the sake of it, but I'd need a really good supply. Perhaps I'd better stick to dandelion. P.

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  5. I'm impressed that an orchid looks as though it's about to bloom. It's the one with the spotted leaves. Happy Spring!

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  6. Fraussie: That's the Early Purple Orchid Orchis mascula. I'll check on my local colony today when I'm out butterfly surveying. It's always a delight when they coincide with the cowslips. The one above was photographed at the Early Purp site.

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