Monday, 5 January 2009

Pernicious alien space invader

It's a pernicious alien space invader, but at this time of the year the broad swathes of Winter Heliotrope around the village are an uplifting sight.
The description - 'short patch-forming hairy perennial, regularly toothed, vanilla-fragrant' - could describe a number of people around here. The female has many broad rays.

There are few resident flowers blooming in the depths of winter, but this Bristly Oxtongue is one.

I make no excuse for another photograph of the wonderfully-sited Fairfield Church on Romney Marsh, dedicated to St Thomas-a-Becket.


A Portland Backyard said...

Love the photo of the Fairfield Chruch. Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

It's great to pass along info on invasives..Everyone should know what to look for...Love that last photo..

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

Good to hear the good people of Kent are described that way, oops that was the plant :-) Scanned down your blog for a few days, good stuff on there, looks like you had a good 2008.

Mary said...

I think that heliotrope is pretty and the other looks like a dandelion. The church shot is magnificent! Such a view!