In June ox-eye daisies were abundant by the buslink.
Because of the works in progress, this month I am enjoying Shanley's field instead which is full of yellow hawkweed, dog rose and other wild flowers easy to spot.
Broomrape (and clover)
This is the time of year for Cow Parsley and other umbellifers (like an umbrella) - who would guess this photo wasn't taken in the countryside? Only the radio aerial gives away its location.
And behind the cow parsley in the weedy field are poppies adding a dash of colour. So there's lots of flowers to see and enjoy still as well as the wonderful variety of grasses.
Update on Houghton Brook
As nettles make it inaccessible to humans, I'm hoping the water voles are currently enjoying their privacy. The section above the buslink has been cleared of vegetation to discourage voles venturing up stream into the area currently being worked on. The water is not affected and continues to flow when it rains. When the new stretch of stream is dug, water will be diverted away from the treated area into the new stream and new habitat created for the water voles.