Monday, 20 July 2020
A July audit
The picture below shows, more or less, what the project looks from the actual kitchen window.
The flora of the area is rather sparse following recent clearance with the greatest variety in the bordering hedges. These contain the following species: yew, wild privet, ivy, bramble, ash, wild rose, hawthorn ,shrubby honeysuckle (Lonicera ligustrina var. yunnanensis 'Baggesen's Gold'), holly, wild plum (bullace), and hazel.
Plants on the ground floor include false-brome grass, herb-robert, the spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides ssp. robbiae, Druce's cranesbill (Geranium x oxonianum), hogweed, perennial cornflower (Centaurea montana), pennyroyal, black bryony and early dog-violet.
Of these 20 species 15 are British natives and the rest introductions.