Anyway, it soon became clear that purple's the floral colour of the moment as the bank was covered in knapweed and field scabious, which the bees and butterflies were loving.
|Knapweed - loved by the bees and butterflies|
We walked along the bank and through to the hole in the woods, a hidden glade in the middle of the trees. Last time we were there it was covered in devil's-bit scabious buds, so I was hoping they would be in flower and putting on a magnificent display. It was still a little bit too early for them though as there were a few in flower, but most were still in bud. I think we'll have to go back in another week to see their real show!
|Devil's-bit scabious, with little mallets sticking out|
|Most are still to flower - should be a wonderful display when they do|
|Chalkhill blue male|