Sunday 26 April 2020

Flora Tensensis 20.04.26

The latest wild flower to bloom in the garden at Tense Towers is a lovely delicate pink colour, which somewhat belies its colonising thuggish habits. Our Lass turfs out huge chunks of it every Autumn, but back it comes, invigorated, every Spring. It is difficult not to like it though.

Red Campion Silene dioica


I recall a few years ago when there was a huge influx of Silver Y moths from the Continent, the Red Campion was absolutely alive with whirring wings and frantic nectar-guzzling.

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