Dog Roses and Foxgloves on display in the woods.

A photo of a wild rose near New Fancy
A wild rose near New Fancy

Mid June: The Bluebells have gone until next Spring. The Ferns are growing higher and will soon envelope large areas in the woods and roadsides. Near New Fancy there are currently good displays of wild roses, especially on the viewpoint ifself.

In a nearby area flattened by high winds just a couple of years ago swathes of foxgloves add a splash of mauve to the predominant green of the vegetation – or as the Forest Verderers would call it the “Vert”.

A photo of Foxgloves in the Forest
Foxgloves in the Forest