I’ve been trying to leave some areas around the farm to naturalise a bit and was pleased to find a trio of orchids flowering beside the pond.

I was then overjoyed to find this bee orchid that flowered under the cherry tree that had been blown over in the January 2009 storm.

I then went down to where I’ve been protecting some orchids that were growing in a ditch by the road and was really pleased that so many more had flowered this year. From 5 the first year, I counted 25 this year. I think I managed to get 6 in this shot:-

The commune cut the verges and went round most of the orchids but I did find the following that had been cut.

I was then overjoyed to find this bee orchid that flowered under the cherry tree that had been blown over in the January 2009 storm.

I then went down to where I’ve been protecting some orchids that were growing in a ditch by the road and was really pleased that so many more had flowered this year. From 5 the first year, I counted 25 this year. I think I managed to get 6 in this shot:-

The commune cut the verges and went round most of the orchids but I did find the following that had been cut.