Spring brings the spectacle of carpets of bluebells throughout our native woodlands, something that is special to Britain and nowhere else. They have long been admired and people will travel miles to see them, indeed there were at least two Continue reading


Herefordshire is in the heart of mistletoe country, but it really only comes into its own in the winter when all the leaves have dropped from the trees that host them. They are so ubiquitous in the county that I Continue reading

Wild Daffodils

During early Spring, swathes of wild daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) spread their yellow blaze through meadows, woodland and field margins. They reach their greatest concentrations on the Herefordshire / Gloucestershire border around Newent, Dymock and Ledbury; ‘the wild daffodil centre of Continue reading