Sunday 24 June 2012

Field notes 5

Just when I thought that I might miss the inaugural blooms, there's finally some colour in the wildflower border at Tense Towers.

Corn Chamomile, Anthemis arvensis, was the first to flower. It's daisy-like heads bobbing in the unseasonal breeze and attracting passing insects.

Meanwhile, the Cornflowers, Centaurea cyanus, weren't far behind and added their gorgeous hue to the burgeoning display.

There are a few specimens of Common Poppy on their way, but I'm still struggling to identify any of the six other species that were in the seed mix. More homework necessary.

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