Coltsfoot growing in industrial wasteland by the canal.
A coot nesting on Edgbaston Reservoir
Crown imperials. They like drought and heat in summer, and this is the only place on the plot where I've ever managed to get them to grow. It's probably a little dryer in winter than the rest. They suffered badly in those two very wet years we had not long ago, but they're coming back slowly.
Trillium Kurabayashii, flowering two or three weeks earlier than usual.
A view over the site.
The row of pines was planted when the railway was built, on the insistence of Lord Calthorpe, who owned the land, as he wouldn't let it go through without a screen.