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Sunday, 11 July 2010
Cotswold wild flowers
The wild flowers of the Cotswold roadsides have been fantastic this year, perhaps because in the prevailing dry conditions the grass has not grown so tall as usual and they are more visible. Travelling across the hills to lunch today the display in the verges was so beautiful I stopped to take pictures in several places. Here are a few of the results.
Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum) with Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis) and Great Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa).
Mostly Field Scabious
Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense)
To me Geranium pratense is the flower of the Cotswolds, beautifying the roadsides for mile after mile.
A personal view of the world of horticulture and plants by a gardening botanist and author, living in Settrington, North Yorkshire, and working as Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum, a partnership between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Castle Howard.
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