Spring comes to Saltwood

Yesterday the hedgerows were heavy with may flower and vital with leaf as we drove from Broadstairs to Saltwood Castle for the 2014 NSPCC plant fair. Despite a chill in the air we threw the soft-top down and turned our faces to the sun for warmth. The venerable castle provided a romantic setting for this unmissable event, which […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Primula veris

The common cowslip, Primula veris, is believed to have been named after the cow pats in which it was often found growing. At this time of year it carpets road embankments and damp meadows, lighting up the short grasses with its nodding flowers.

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