Nature and nurture
On motorway embankments and roundabouts the ox-eye daisy is king. Viewed from the car the familiarity of their simple shape among the long grasses is a welcome sight, meaning summer is really here. (Ha!)
Close up they are full of wild life
The grass, when you look more closely is full of wild flowers – tiny wild flowers that can so easily go unseen…. everyone sees the Foxgloves in shaded areas, Cow Parsley along the country lanes and Valerian in rocky crevices, for example: but who notices these wee things?
They are under our feet, tiny and robust. Largely unaffected by the wind.
The wind has blown itself out now, though the trees were still restless until this afternoon, and my beans, spindly and lanky from the greenhouse, planted out on Monday are pretty battered in the vegetable patch.