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I almost left it too late!

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I’ve been keeping an eye on these Broad-leaved helleborines for over a month now: at my first visit, the flowers scarcely showed a tinge of red; at my second visit, on 14 July, a couple were in bloom but most still to open; and this morning, many of them had already started to go over.

And, as today was quite windy, my photos are not very sharp so I’ve added in a couple from two weeks ago.

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Hey ho, at least I managed to see them in all their beauty before they disappear for another year.