July 10th – Also wind seeding, but yet to go over are the many variety of thistle scattered about the verges, edgelands and hedgerows of the area at the moment.
One day I must look up what all these splendid and distinct variants of this beautiful plant are.
These ones found near the canal at Pier Street in Brownhills have tiny, light purple almost lavender blue flowers, whereas other type have larger, more purple blooms.
I get the feeling that thistles are far more complex than I imagine. Must look them up.