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Yellow fields

Breamish Valley yellow fields

Mid-spring and there is yellow everywhere along the Breamish Valley.

Patchworks of bright-yellow rapeseed can be seen on the surrounding hills and lower-lying ground.

Grown in this country predominantly for as an animal feed or to produce edible vegetable oils, it’s also known as oil seed rape or, simply, rape. For me, it’s one of the joys of the spring season.

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Bluebells and Broom

Bluebells and Broom – coconut and vanilla!

The bright yellow gorse has been flowering Along the River Breamish for a number of weeks now, giving off its distinctive coconut smell. Well, it’s now been joined in force by an overwhelming display of similarly bright yellow flowers of the common broom. Broom is somewhat similar to gorse in appearance – but it doesn’t have the sharp spines. Typically flowering from April – June, the flowers characteristically smell of vanilla. Mmm…coconut and vanilla! What could be nicer?

And the Spring-flowering perennial bluebells can be seen all along the Breamish Valley at the moment.

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