BrownhillsBob's #365daysofbiking

May 27th - I got taken to task by a good pal the other day for suggesting - erroneously in their view - that the summer blooms were purples, reds and darker colours. Yes, there are some yellows and whites, but just look at these, all spotted in a 30 meter section of Aldridge canal bank.

I’m just about to make a prat of myself and name them, but welcome correction from anyone. Are you there Susan? Wilymouse, perhaps?

I think the top three are known as granny’s bonnet, aquilegia or columbine. I think the nest two are mallow. We have a rather excellent marsh orchid - first this year for me - then, I think, green alkamet.

Last one is a puzzle, but I’m guessing some sort of campion?

Whatever they are, they’re beautiful.

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    8 looks like Forget-me-not :)
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  19. indesperateneedofsomeadventures said: 4 and 5 are Meadow Crane’s-Bill Geranium pratense and i think 9 is probably Hedgerow Crane’s Bill Geranium pyrenaicum but otherwise I think you’re right the orchid is the Northern Marsh Orchid
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