Most obviously out of synch is the Pasque Flower, Pulsatilla vulgaris, in our front garden. I say obviously because the word pasque is thought to derive from 'paschal' - of Easter, and indicates when it ought to be flowering.. We have two of the eye-catching blooms currently flaunting themselves, but the aficionados among you will recognise that the lower one is not our native plant, being reddish in hue. The top picture shows the more typical colour and is the form found wild in eastern Northamptonshire - or at least in the Soke of Peterborough, once Northants but now part of Cambridgeshire.
This rich purple Pasque Flower is the British native form. Our garden
on Stefen Hill, Daventry. 3 September, 2019
This reddish form is more like the Swiss-Austrian strain.
3 September, 2019
|Sowbread, Cyclamen hederifolium, in our garden. 3 September, 2019|
The elder shrub now in flower in a neighbour's garden, is now as high
as the house itself. 3 September, 2019