Many thanks to Paul Deacon for the photo of a local orchid(and native bluebell).... still waiting for Eastfield to bloom....
In the tropics they have orchids
they are huge, exotic blooms
tangerine to puce
snow-white to maroon
Oh you also find them in Tesco
Here the orchid season has begun
elegant spikes in pastel shades
pale lilac to purple
Understated glamour and fascination
The ghost orchid so rarely seen
lady's slipper and the red helleborine;
precious guarded blooms
But the rest can be more easily seen
greater butterfly orchid one the most beautiful of our wild flowers
others mimic insects, deceptive and sly
bee orchids drawing bees in with the promise of love
and fly orchids with their deceiving velvety lip
The summer of orchids has begun
More news from Curry Rivel
200 of these lovely cards have been printed. and are now going on sale with proceeds going towards the Currywoods Community Trust. The cost is £4 for 5 cards so good value. The cards will be sold on a first come first served.The message inside says 'Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year', with a bit about the trees shown and the Trust inside left. They are A5 (A4 folded) in...
Winter is just arriving. Nevertheless, a beautiful time of year. The hedgerows and verges are receiving their annual trim, exposing more litter in the undergrowth which is often cut up into small pieces as the cutter does its job. So I keep going with the picker stick to retrieve more litter before the spring growth begins once again to cover it up. This month the worst examples are shown in...
This month's special edition carries many and varied items of local interest. Have a read and you may be surprised at what is going on in the village and which may take your mind off the current crisis.Click HERE to read, view, download or printhttps://www.curryrivel.org.uk/news/curry-rivel-news.html.11(Click HERE for previous editions of...