First Flowers

Blackthorn, or it’s fruity relative the Wild Plum, is one of the earliest wildflowers to blossom at Bradlaugh Fields

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #38 Hedge Mustard

This unmistakably gawky looking plant is called hedge mustard, seen here near the Bradlaugh Fields barn. Like all its relatives in the cabbage family, including garlic mustard and lady’s smock, it has four petals, cross-shape (as illustrated in this botanical drawing). In the case of hedge mustard the petals are yellow. In many places the […]