The UK is blessed with some of the largest populations of the Bluebell in the world. Locally we have several woods that are home to literally hundreds of thousands (if not a millions) of them. Each year we go along to see them, but to get the timing right, when most of the plants are in good flower, can be hit or miss. In an early year they can peak in late-April, in a late it will be mid-May. To get it wrong is to find plenty yet to open, or a show that is sullied by browning flowers that have gone over. This year however, we timed it to perfection, and it was a good year for them to boot. The following images are from Margery Wood - it was blue into the distance as we swept around in a 360 degree arc.
And then in June, a field on Walton Downs that was full of poppies last year was overflowing with Red Campion in this one. It was if the ground was bleeding. And if that wasn't enough, a few short weeks later, after the Campion had receded, Wild Carrot came to the fore, spaying the ground as far as could be seen with flattened pom-poms of white. You cannot buy such scenes. The orchid fields of Banstead and Chipstead may not have repeated the bounty of 2015, but other species in other places certainly did.