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The showy blackthorn are in full flower at the moment promising a good crop of sloes later in the year!
And the tiny bilberry flowers are covering bushes all over the place.

Violets and Marigolds

The delicate dog violets are carpeting banks at the moment. They're a good ancient woodland indicator as well as crucial food source for several threatened fritillary butterfly species.

Plants in the valley

Beautiful carpets of wood anemones in Cotton Dell are good indicators of an ancient woodland site. They spread only about 6 feet in a hundred years so these patches have been around for a long time!

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