Cow Parsley - a rarity in the verge alongside these fields. Next to no wild flowers/plants at all, other than grasses, which is hardly surprising if certain arable agricultural folk spray the verges with selective herbicides... over several years. Somehow I don't think that's legal. Removing hedges and fences conveniently blurs the dividing line between where they are permitted to spray, and where they aren't.

The above verges were "zapped" last year, and various plants (even the likes of briar roses) died off, with some becoming weirdly distorted in the  process. Members of the public regularly do similar things to verges alongside their gardens, so it's not just certain members of the agricultural community.

A short distance beyond this (mis)treated area, and there's a sudden transformation to what's growing in the verges. The humble Docks; Nettles; Dandelions; and array of other usual suspects and more, become prevalent.

Rain for most of the day. It was very much needed.

Minolta CLE : f/2.8 : 1/30" : 40mm : ISO 400

Lens: Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f/2
Film: Ilford XP2-Super 400 (B&W negative)

[Frame : 09] 

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