This photo will put shivers down the spine of Bosswoman. It is Meconopsis cambrica or the Welsh Poppy and to say it is persistent is an understatement. It seeds itself in any nook and cranny with a special affinity for our drystone walls and a tap root almost impossible to extract. It snuggles up tight against any plant, sometimes only visible when it flowers, by which point it is so tied up amongst their roots it is very tricky to remove without damaging its companion. What is most annoying it is unreservedly cheery with its four sunshine leaves tinged with orange and its glorious boss of gold. On a dull day autumn day it radiates warmth. Extremely irritating!
Today I saw a goldcrest and a red admiral butterfly and what is more it didn’t rain all day. Quite frankly that is enough.