I recently took to walking the dog in a new area that I have passed almost daily for years but never bothered to investigate. And what a delight it is.
I have never seen such a variety of wild flowers growing in a comparatively small area. Poppies, ragwort, knapweed, clover, scabious, ladies' slipper, toadflax, milfoil, mullein, even harebells and possibly 18 or 20 other varieties that I couldn't identify.
|Harebells, sometimes known as the bluebell of Scotland, are not very common in Sussex.|
But the icing on the cake - if you'll forgive the slightly mangled metaphor -is that I have found not just one but two crab apple trees laden with ripening fruit!