Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Monday, 25 July 2016

Old brickworks

A walk around the old brickworks at Stobswood on Saturday saw this excellent brownfield site at its colourful best. Every few visits seems to pop up a surprise and growing on one of the old stony heaps was Dark Mullein (Verbascum nigrum) a species new to me and  according to BSBI maps there are less than half a dozen records from the county.  


Stewart said...

Hi Nigel, I've seen the Dark Mullein down in Suffolk, it seems quite common on sandy stony areas. I dont suppose our soil is right for it up here...

abbey meadows said...

Definitely not a native up here Stew. Found on waste land in other places but a good plant for the locality