Monday, 25 July 2011

Toad

For several weeks now, there have been lots of Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) plants in flower along the Nutbrook trail.  Most are beginning to fade now, but there are still some rather nice spikes of flower to be enjoyed.
This particular plant seemed to have very pale flowers lacking the darker, orange 'throat'.  A member of the Scrophulariaceae family which includes the Snapdragons which adorn so many of our gardens, the resemblance is obvious.
Our neighbours have been redesigning their back garden for a couple of weeks and during this time, their cat 'Oscar' has been finding some peace and quiet under our Pyracantha hedge.  Bless!
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