It needs no introduction . . . except this is a selection of photos taken over the past 6 weeks . . . . Enjoy . . .
I was going to label these with the particular species but . . . dog rose . . . field rose . . . sweetbriar . . .
A different species . . I think. It clambered for some distance through the farmer’s hedge
Sweetbriar . . . it has smaller leaves than the dog and field rose (I think)
A charming change of colour. But now back to the pinks . . .
The common mallow . . . so pink, it’s almost purple
Pretty in pink: the musk mallow
Foxglove . . . and a visiting bee
Hedge woundwort, of the deadnettle family, aptly found in a hedge amongst stinging nettles
This pink variety is less often seen than the common (white-flowered) hogweed. But what an inelegant name for a star of a flower
Willowherb . . . it’s one of those wild flowers that come in multiple species
Honeysuckle, a rare pink
Honeysuckle . . . in the more common cream. And smelling divine
A cascade of honeysuckle. It seems to tumble through every hedge and clamber around every tree.
It’s such a shame I can’t include the scents of these flowers. June in particular was a rich month for perfumes. But it’s been so difficult to pick out just a few photos from the many I’ve taken. And while themed pink, contrast is needed, hence the purples and creams.
All these photos (except the foxglove) were taken on my rambles around the old hundred of Henstead, southeast of Norwich between the rivers Yare and Tas. Although the villages there are rapidly growing, becoming dormitories for Norwich, yet between the villages is as rural as ever, crisscrossed with footpaths, green-lanes and farm tracks. Excellent walking. The foxglove was taken alongside a footpath that runs from Somerleyton to Flixton (between Yarmouth & Lowestoft) as were many of the previous tree photos.