Saturday, June 15, 2013

Now that's what a call a field of buttercups.....


Currently several of the fields around Blanchland in Northumberland have some of the densest displays of buttercups that I've ever seen. Double-click the image for a better view.....


5 comments:

  1. Cracking sight to see Phil.
    They've done well here too.

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  2. I've also seen that the fields have best buttercup displays for years & have touched on it in my Country Diary for next Friday. I've been wondering why - is it last wet summer, or the late spring compressing all the flowering at once? Susie

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  3. Can't recall ever seeing a better display Keith...

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  4. Hi Susie, I don't really know - maybe a combination of both. It seems to be a pretty spectacular year for blossom of all kinds too and - in our garden - for apples, pears and soft fruit. I wonder, in the case of the buttercups, whether a long delay in flowering allowed them to build up starch reserves in the roots and then use it all to produce a bumper crop of flowers?

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  5. That's a third and also very plausible reason!

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