Frosts and glorious cowslips

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Frosty ground-ivy, photo by Jason Ball

We had a frost this morning, and a flurry of hailstones yesterday. The sunshine is beaming down and it should be a lovely warm day – but we might expect more frosts this week.

The cowslips are at their best on Bockhampton Down. This breathtaking feature of the Berkshire flora was established in 1996 when Peter and Juliet Kindersley decided to restore this chalk grassland. Today the results are spectacular, with lines of cowslips half a mile long!

Thousands of cowslips on Bockhampton Down (click to enlarge)

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