The prolonged dry spell and hot weather continues in the Forest but the walkers from Whitemead are un-deterred. The dogs on the weekly walk were very glad of the extra water carried for them by their thoughtful owners. In the hot weather remember to leave out water for wildlife in your garden.
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”.