Mid June now and the spring bluebells, orchids and ransoms are all dying down. With the tree canopy flourishing, the flowers are now mainly around the wood margins. We are pleased that two purple spotted orchids have emerged, although one other plant seems to have been eaten. The meadow is looking good with oxe-eye daisies, meadow buttercup, red campion and purple vetch in abundance. The dog roses are flowering with many buds in waiting. Just in the wood the spires of foxgloves have just come out.