(and in purple, and in the wind, too.)
Apple Blossom, taken way back in April
Possibly Quince; taken another two weeks after the apple. I liked that slight blush
My favourite Spring medley: Pink Campion, Bluebells and Sycamore, taken end of April. Though, really, there’s no such flower as a ‘Pink’ Campion: it’s a Red, hybridised with a White.
May blossom (Hawthorn) is white, yea? Yea, but it fades to pink, here seen as a blush though often it reaches a deep-down red. Photo taken early May.
The pink-tinged flowers of an Indian Horse Chestnut. Definitely not native! Photo taken mid-May
Not ‘pink’ but Red Clover, here in a hay meadow, entangling with the pinky stalks of dying Dandelions. Mid May.
Of the 12 species of rose growing wild in Britain, for me the Dog Rose still wears the crown. Caught here in the early morning sun. Late May
I have a liking for all the ‘dead nettle’ family. Here, Marsh Woundwort displays decidedly orchid-looking flowers.
And talking of orchids . . . not quite in its glory yet, a Common Spotted Orchid; Late May
Pyramidal Orchid; photo taken 12th June
Narrow Leaf Marsh Orchid, photo taken later the same day as above
Determined to take a photo of the Common Mallow. But as you can see, the day was wind-wrecked. 12th June
Despite some bold photos of the pink strain of Hogweed, I chose this one for its contrasts of colours; 12th June
Field Bindweed, its blush-pink stripes lost to the sun. But at least this close to the ground, it was out of the wind. 12th June
Not so this Vipers Burgloss. But it’s such an impressive form I had to include it. 12th June
Like the orchids, Ragged Robin is now a rare marsh-and-fen plant, one to be treasured. 12th June. And that, in itself, was worth the day’s journey.