Primroses, a sure sign that summer is on its way.
Field Speedwell, with flowers less than a centimetre across, are found in the hedgerows all year round. Here they look all spring fresh. Seen with it, the tiny white daisy-like flowers of chickweed
Red Dead Nettle is another common hedgerow plant seen all the year round. The flowers warrant more attention, and yet it usually ignored.
Seen here, Speedwell, Red Dead Nettle: and Chickweed, common hedge-partners
Marsh Marigold . . . is actually a buttercup, a close cousin to the Lesser Celandine (next)
Lesser Celandine poking their starry faces through lush spring herbage
A carpet of Lesser Celandine with faces turned to the sun
Such tiny delicate flowers, so easy to overlook the Wood Dog Violet, one of the earliest violets to flower
This Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was very easy to miss, too, hiding away amongst the reeds
A Peacock Butterfly spreading its wings . . . a rare thing!
And this handsome fellow is simply posing, waiting for the camera to snap him