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Yellow gorse

Yellow gorse grows bright

As well as the yellow fields of rapeseed in and around the Breamish Valley at the moment, gorse is still putting on a spectacular show. And the accompanying smell of ‘coconut’ given off from the blossoms is simply wonderful! What’s not to like?

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?

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