Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since 2008.

Friday, 22 April 2022

Mixed woodland.

is a detail of the lower part
of my steep acre of French woodland
on the opposite side of the little glen
to my edge-of-the-village house.

Mixed includes: oak, beech, elm, lime, holly,
spindle-tree, chestnut, elder, hazel, maple,
butcher's broom, hawthorn, blackthorn (or sloe)
- all self-sown, plus this flowering crab-apple
which I introduced 5 years ago...

...and has resisted the depredations
of nimble roe-deer and their stodgy hunters.


Wofl said...

I haven't mentioned the ground-cover of currently-flowering lesser periwinkle and lady's smock; plus many other woodland plants (and maybe mushrooms), including snowdrops, ground-orchids, martagon lilies, cowslips and the ubiquitous lords-and-ladies (aka jack-in-the-pulpit), soldier-and-sailors (aka lungwort), ivy...and so on.

bandit said...

A good illustration, but how I've struggled with pics of flora as ornament.
Better to just be there