May 14th – On Monday I said there were new wildflowers every day now. As if to confirm it on the way home, by the new pond in Clayhanger, the first of the season’s lupins, which have been growing wild here since I was a kid.
Ironically I searched in vain for one of these yesterday in the same area, so the growth must be coming on fast now.
I love these beautiful, deeply coloured purple blooms; there are also a pink variety here that flower later.
Soon be time for the orchids, too…