Two flowering plants - photographed yesterday, on the wild side of our driveway.The first is red Campion, the second Winter Heliotrope (I think).
Lovely, GD. I think the top one is pink rather than red campion (silene dioica.)
Lovely wild flowers GD. I love red campion and we see a lot of it in our Devon verges but never at this time of year. I've not seen winter heliotrope before, how pretty it is.
AND A HOVERFLY TOO.
To differentiate between pink and red campions - the pink has a green calyx whereas the red campion has a red calyx.
Gorgeous to see the pics.
Thanks, I will take a closer look at the campions in future Dove - I still think these are red, although I must admit they have turned out to look more pink in the photo above. I normally pull the Heliotrope out, but I am so glad that we left them to flower this time - the leaves are huge - like big saucers.
Red Campions are very variable in their redness
Pink Campion, Silene x hampeana is a cross between S. dioica and S. latifolia and also variable.
Another two from today's walk in the lanes close by. Naval or penny wart and three angled garlic or Allium Triquetrum
Lovely. I must keep an eye on the place where I sowed your Navelwort
Lovely, GD. You are weeks ahead of us but we are enjoying native daffs in great abundance.