Late Cuckoo??

It seems that across the valley there are less Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis) than previous years, and they seem a bit latter to.

Perhaps this is due to the exceptionally dry April and early May in 2017, not providing quite the right conditions for them?



Just beyond Keepers Cottage, is an old Water Meadow that used to be fed by a continuation of the man-made culvert past theĀ Cottage.

The ground is still obviously wet, as can be seen my the Rushes, and also in spring the flowers of Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis), a wetland plant.