Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Saturday, 21 June 2008

On my way to work







I don't usually take the camera to work but yesterday I noticed dozens of Broad leaved helleborines growing in the grounds of St George's hospital. They are also growing beside the Beech hedge at the top of Cottingwood bank beside the school. Walking down curley kews bank a Fox was too quick for the camera; incidentally we are seeing a fox in the garden in the early hours carrying food but I have been unable to get a photo of it. Growing next to the Helleborines are attractive fungi called 'The Blusher.' The bottom pic is a fungi growing in the Borough woods and I believe it is megacollybia platyphylla but I'm sure someone will keep me right if I'm wrong.

4 comments:

Boulmer Birder said...

Nigel I think I've solved my plant problem. The Rue up here is Sand Meadow Rue, Thalictrum minus arenarium, a sub sp of Lesser Meadow Rue. See Keble-martin Pl 1...

Mary said...

I like your fungi! Nice pictures!

Kingsdowner said...

Well spotted for the Broad-Leaved Helleborine!

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comments. Unfortunately that particular Helleborine has been mown down by the contractors who keep the hospital grounds tidy!