As I'm very tired (had a late night last night - up until midnight, then rudely awakened at 5am by a very loud pheasant!), this won't be a very wordy post. Instead, there's loads of photos of the wildflowers I passed on my rather circuitous walk to The Mother's allotment to pick rhubarb.
As you'll be able to see from the map at the end of this post, I walked along Smallhopes Hill down towards Northrepps, then up Toll's Hill to the allotments, and then back through Overstrand towards home along the old dismantled railway which skirts the base of Smallhopes Hill.
I'll finish labelling these photos with the names of the flowers another day, but for now, bed is calling.
Oh. As usual, clicking the photos will embigulate them.
|Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in the woods on Smallhopes Hill|
|Dandelion clock (Taraxacum officinale)|
|The seeds are better evident in this view from below|
|Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)|
|A variety of Cranesbill (Geranium somethingorother)|
|Ladybird resting on a nettle|
|White campion (Silene latifolia)|
|Common vetch (Vicia sativa), I believe...|
|Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata)|
|Bird's-eye speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), I think...|
|Buttercup (Ranunculus whatsisname)|
|Red campion (Silene dioica)|
|Wood forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)|
|Primroses (Primula vulgaris) along the disused railway line|