Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Nice!



One of the pleasures of living in the countryside, and having a dog to walk with every day, is coming across things that I've not noticed before.

These flowers (above) are a case in point.

The fields are covered in Cowslips at the moment (no Primroses), and to find these red variants amongst them is a real treat.

I believe they are simply a red Primula veris, and very nice too.

I may dig one small root, to transplant chez Cro. They may not be the world's most exciting flowers, but they do a good job.




24 comments:

  1. I am drawn to the farm machinery and trailer in the photo.

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    1. One of the great differences between French and English farmers is how they treat their machinery. In the UK farmers tend to back their machinery into an open sided dry hangar, whereas here they just leave it outdoors to rust.

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  2. I love the idea of transplanting wild flowers to the garden. They'll die away and come back year after year.
    I planted nasturtiums one year which disappear in the summer and take over one corner every winter and I have some sort of lily which comes as a surprise in spring

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    1. I'll only take a tiny root, and it'll spread.

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  3. The layout of this photo is very pleasing, and the farm machinery and the blue sky atop the red flower make a lovely picture.

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    1. It was a beautiful day; I was lucky to spot the flowers.

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  4. I have never seen such wonderful carpets of primroses on the road verges and banks as here in Lower Normandy. Simply stunning against fresh green grass and the blue skies of these sunny days. Celandines and wood anemones too but the primroses are breathtaking. Haven't seen any cowslips!

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    1. You have all our Primroses and we have all your Cowslips.

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  5. Yes the primulas have been popping up all over my garden for a long time now giving me daily surprises. They are hardy plants.

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    1. I was walking along a whole path of them this morning, trying not to tread on them.

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  6. I'VE JUST HEARD THE FIRST CUCKOO OF 2017.

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  7. I noticed that it's a good year for cowslips - they're absolutely everywhere!

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    1. Masses of them, but I've only found one red lot.

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  8. The Pirate is walking the dog who lives where we are staying in NZ...we see different things while dogwalking and talk to people who would otherwise just go by with a nod and a greeting

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    1. It's a bit like cycling, you see things totally differently.

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  9. I love every aspect of the picture. Spring has sprung in Croland.

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    1. It certainly has, I just hope it lasts.

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  10. Oh, I thought you were talking about another area in the South of France.

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  11. Lovely flowers, and I would definitely 'borrow' a root or two!

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  12. The colours work well in that photograph.

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  13. It all looks good when the sun shines!

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