Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wayside flowers North Fife

Wayside flowers North Fife. A few hundred metres of verge was dug up and turned over when road drainage was installed earlier this year. Bare earth..... then amazingly within 4 or 5 weeks this display revealed itself. Seed lying dormant for goodness knows how many years germinated.

I'm reminded of 19th Century Impressionist painters, say Monet, who included such natural random splashes of colour and texture. This richness has been largely eradicated from farmland though by stealth some get through the herbicides. It seems this year has been particularly good for daisy propagation.

There are quite a few fields with clumps of oxeye daisy, more than I've ever seen before.

Corn Flowers, what a treat.

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