The early promise turned out to be a deception. True, it wasn't windy or wet but, even though I was well wrapped up it was distinctly cold. Things were again looking miserable, the landscape grisaille-like. True, a brave Red Campion was doing its best to brighten things up but it had little support. George Gulliver collected the species near Banbury sometime between 1818 and 1824 (perhaps in Northamptonshire) and there are old records from Byfield and Charwelton, all probably on slightly acid soil.
Red Campion often produces the odd, speculative late flower.
Foxhill Farm near Badby. 26 November, 2018