Queens Award for Voluntary Service

White violets

There is a nice little patch of white dog-violets already in flower just now (early March), along the public footpath just beyond the Orchard heading south (on the Big Meadow side of the path).  There was some concern last year that they might have fallen victim to the contractors’ hedge-laying and planting activities, so it’s great to see they have recovered, and quite possibly benefited from the increased light around them.  They are by no means a rarity either locally or nationally, but they are much less common than the well-known blue ones.