A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Monday 23 April 2018

Purple Toothwort

We spotted these amazing flowers during a weekend walk around the Newark Park NT garden. We didn't know what they were. A quick bit of research and we found that it is Purple Toothwort.
The leafless flowers of this parasitic plant growing on an old moss covered log as you can see here.

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Roe Deer

The woods are looking more springlike with the first bluebells flowering but as the leaves are not out yet it is still easy to spot the roe deer feeding.

Sunday 8 April 2018

Spring Flowers

The weather may not seem very springlike but wood anemones primroses celandine and blackthorn in the  woods and hedges show that spring is here.