The 1959 Injurious Weeds Act does not just apply to ragwort. It names four more species as well: broad leaved dock, creeping thistle, curled dock, and the spear thistle . The park has all of them.Continue reading “Creeping thistle”
This year the park produced beautiful hay: a variety of grasses, dry, sweet smelling, full of wildflower and not a single shred of ragwort anywhere.Continue reading “Ragwort again”
Water plantain ( Alisma plantago-aquatica) thriving in the Lambrok TributaryContinue reading “Water plantain”
A gallery of colour to lift the sombre, over-grown greens of all the latest pictures on the home page.
This has been a year of astonishing growth: more grass than we have ever seen, nettles at head height, trees and shrubs sagging under the weight of blossom. Our common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) is standing seven feet tall in places with flower-heads the size of dinner plates.Continue reading “Hogweed”
by Ian BushellContinue reading “A walk in the park”
This is Stachys sylvatica, commonly known as hedge nettle, hedge stachys or hedge woundwort. It is growing at the far end of Lambrok Meadow.Continue reading
Chris Seymour’s pictures of the park’s common spotted orchids.
Dog roses (Rosa canina) are in flower in the park’s hedges. We are promised good weekend weather so come and see.
The first common spotted orchid of the year, photographed by Ian Bushell. Send in your own orchid photographs to email@example.com and we will publish them all.
The yellow iris are in flower!Click here for more pictures
Barbarea vulgaris also called bittercress, herb barbara, rocketcress, yellow rocketcress, winter rocket, and wound rocketContinue reading “Barbarea vulgaris”