Everything is now growing at breakneck speed. The Bluebells are now starting to be swamped by more vigorous woodland herbage and brambles. Our local wood has been fantastic this year with more Bluebells than I can ever remember, you can still find some areas where they are providing a wide vista of blue…
One of the best ‘first finds’ this spring is this Lily. Always found on the edges of woodland or in the hedgerows it is known as ‘Lords and Ladies’ or ‘Cuckoo Pint’ (and many other old country names) it is actually an Arum Lily and its proper name is Arum Maculatum….
Out in the meadows it is now Dandelion time, a plant that certainly doesn’t hide itself away. Not so brash is the May Flower much more delicate, more often than not, standing in loan isolation.
The weekends rain has certainly encouraged a rush of new growth….. not bad for the last day of April
(C) David Oakes 2019