We have not been cutting the grass at the northern end of the Jubilee Garden (the southern end is always left as a wild flower garden in the summer). Today a rare Pyramidal Orchid has been spotted in the garden. Here is a picture to cheer you up!
The pyramidal orchid is a small orchid that lives up to its name – its pink flower spike forms a pyramidal shape. It grows on chalk grassland, coastal habitats, scrub, roadside verges, old quarries and railway embankments. It flowers in June and July, its densely packed flower spike holding up to 100 flowers. It attracts a range of butterflies and moths.
Once again the Plaisterers are doing their bit for the environment.