|A lovely straight "atrorubens" (Click over to enlarge)|
Who on earth would want to scramble along on broken limestone in this rainy weather? Well let's put it this way it was "gingerly" all the way, but as always worth it!
It was a question of checking out the orchids which are now well on the way.
First call of port was to check on Specimen 33 (Schmal 33) and its really opening up quickly now and so are the close by plants as well. 33 and most of its close neighbours are quite Lemon Petalled, but the sepals are quite dull pinkish/red. One plant very close is of special interest and you can see from this photo it will be out soon.
|A lovely little plant and stands out a mile - looks good |
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|E.Helleborine var: variagated (Click over to enlarge)|
|Specimen 40 on 28th June 2017 (click over to enlarge)|
Crossed over to get this lovely looking plant which is retaining the "proper" atrorubens look!
|The two photos above are from a very strong standard|
atrorubens which is holding plenty of colour.
| Original Schmal 11 (Click over to enlarge)|
On way back through saw good population of Hypericum pulcrum to the edges of the limestone.