Quarry Field Conservation Task

A sunny, busy day with many out for their daily constitutional Next, some scrub-bashing – removal of encroaching elm suckers. Before … And after … The meadow restored All the better for wild-flowers Well done folks Advertisements

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #54 Dyer’s Rocket, Greenweed or Weld

Rocket is an appropriate name for this plant, which shoots up from a low rosette of shiny green leaves in early Spring to a greenish-yellow flower-spike as much as 6 feet tall by its June or July flowering time; as seen pioneering here on the newly excavated Blisworth limestone next to Holton’s Lane ancient hedgerow […]

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #52 Wild Liquorice or Milkvetch

A vigorous sprawling plant with pale yellow or cream flowers and contrasting red stems, the Wild Liquorice is quite rarely found now as its rough grassland habitat is increasingly lost to agricultural intensification and concrete. At Bradlaugh Fields, however, it flourishes still for all to enjoy.