Every now and again you stubble on something truly special. This time it was a field in Bagley, near Wedmore, in Somerset.
I was on the look out for dandelions this spring when a cycled past this north facing field that over looks the Axe valley towards Nyland Hill and Cheddar. It was covering from top to bottom in beautiful yellow dandelions.
There is a footpath across the field, but with permission from the owner to come back and take photographs I knew this field would make a great spring project.
Early in the morning the flowers are still closed. But they soon open…
Over the next couple of weeks the clocks appeared.
Soon the they covered all corners of the field.
It is not just dandelions…
I was not surprised when the farmer said that wild flower conservation groups had already shown an interest in the field. Not just dandelions, but the field was also covered in cowslips and primroses.
With all those cowslips and primroses it was not a surprise to find a handle of false oxlips. Sadly they were just passed their best.
Clinging to the hedgerows groups of bluebells grew through the longer grass.