Ramson amongst the Ferns

It has been one of the driest springs ever, with almost no rain in April and early May.  However this doesn’t seem to have effected the usual fantastic display of Ramsons.  The last of them are still flowering amongst the Ferns on the north slopes of Harridge Wood West.

Yellow Angels

Just as the Bluebell flowers start to fade the golden glow of Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) takes over.

I found this dense clump flowering on the Ridge track near Harridge Wood Hole.

Found furling Fern fronds

I found this group of  Hart’s-tongue fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) are on the diagonal wall alongside the diagonal path that climbs the north side of Home Wood.

I love the uncurling of the new leaves, and they seemed to glow green in the back-light.

This group of Hart's-tongue fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) are on the diagonal wall alongside the diagonal path that climbs the north side of Home Wood

Spotted!

I spotted a group of Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula) towards the top of the southern slope of Home Wood, near the boundary with Lime Kiln Woods.

The flowers were a bit past their best, but I do like the blotches of spots on the leaves.