A lovely splash of colour in the hedgerows and longer grass, Vicia sativa or common vetch is aptly named. There are lots of vetches and vetchlings in the books but the other commonly seen one is tufted vetch, which has a cracking Latin binomial. I shall endeavor to find some for the blog.
The end of my week off draws to a close and I seem to have been far busier than would have been the case had I been working. Highlights have been visiting my square for the National Plant Monitoring Scheme up in Ashdown Forest and almost becoming an apiarist. (I built a bee hive but have no bees, although I nearly did!)