But enough of these socio-political observations, today three of the village gardens were open to the public, so Chris and I took a look around. As it happened, the first of the three properties we visited, Walnut House, turned out to be the most interesting, perhaps in part because tea and cakes were on sale. We also purchased some plants. One was Pseudofumaria alba, a pretty little short-lived perennial formerly known as Corydalis alba. The yellow-flowered Pseudofumaria lutea is very common and grows in crevices on brick walls in Daventry; this largely white species from the Balkans is less often seen.
Pseudofumaria alba, a pretty but short lived perennial.
Charlton, Northants. 21 May, 2017
|The flowers are dainty and of a curious shape.|
|Sloe Bugs mating. Charlton, Northants. 21. May, 2017|