Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Cowslips Galore

I wonder if the long, hard winter has actually been GOOD for somethings - such as the wild flowers...

Suddenly the banks at the side of the roads here are filled with bright colour. First it was the celandines, and now it is violets, cowslips and pulmonaria.


It is the best display of cowslips that I have seen in the three years I've been here...

If you look carefully, you can still see the odd celandine flower and purple violet, and in this next picture there's a little flower that looks as if it might be a wild strawberry...
There are patches of Pulmonaria too - a plant I had in the garden in England - often called Soldiers and Sailors...


I love the spotted leaves...

4 comments:

marigold jam said...

We used to have a huge patch of cowslips in our garden in France - they seem more common than they are here. I bought a pulmonaria plant this weekend as a reminder of the wild ones we used to see so often in France too. No cowslips in our garden here but lots of primroses and celandines - isn't spring wonderful?!

Jane

Elizabethd said...

Whenever we travel southwards in France in Spring, we see the cowslips. They are such a joy. We have very few in Brittany.

Floss said...

We have loads of celandines, and now violets, but no cowslips that I've spotted yet. I think we may have the wrong climate/soil - we have nothing like those beautiful banks you've showed here. They take me back to my life in Devon!

Wipso said...

What fab photos. Thanks for sharing them.
A x