Red Campion on Heysham Head, Lancashire

March is a terrific time for English wild flowers.

After the desultory start to the year in January and February, spring flowers seem to appear daily in

most types of habitats.

This is particularly true of woodlands, where spring flowers such as bluebells and wood anemone,

carpet the woodland floor before the leaf canopy closes over.

In hedgerows, Blackthorn gleams white in leafless hedges and Greater Stitchwort (poor man's

buttonhole) and Alexanders colour he hedge-banks with white and yellow.

By the coast, Sea and Red Campion provide splashes of white and pink amongst the Bluebell and

Gorse.