Thursday, 29 June 2017

Red


Langley Vale Farm was awash with the colour red this morning, as a number of the fields that have been allowed to 'rewild' have found that the Common Poppy has taken a liking to them. In a few corners Opium Poppy is the dominant species, and in between this festival of poppies are huge numbers of Common Field Speedwell, Scarlet Pimpernel, Field Pansy, Black Bindweed... I could go on. Needless to say, it is a visual feast.



Also on show (and carrying on the red theme) were a minimum of nine Red Hemp-nettles (below), freshly coming into flower. This is a screaming rarity in the county.


4 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing, to be able to feast on that view must be incredible.

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    1. And I do not take it for granted Derek.

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  2. Beautiful poppy field, our spectacular one has gone to make way for a relief road...

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    1. They do tend to pop up 'out of the blue' Simon. Keep your eyes peeled!

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