I was away with The Glorious All-England 249ers in Dungeness and Rye for the last two days. It was, as usual, a wonderful few days. Dungeness is a truly extraordinary place. It is unique in Europe, if not the world, and I urge everyone to go and visit.
I spotted this Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara, on the walk from the Bird Observatory to the RSPB reserve to meet the rest of the group. Unlike Winter heliotrope (26th January), Butterbur and Burdock, the flowers come up before the leaves. This specimen was usefully displaying all aspects of its form.