I was out and about today, making the most of the sunshine, and visiting one of my pairs of fields with ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ field-names in Brocton.

This pair of fields are particularly intriguing, because ‘Wet Reins’ is uphill from ‘Dry Leasow’ which is unusual. I hope to work out exactly what the relationship is between them in due course! The fields have been amalgamated. The pattern of the growth of the oil seed rape suggests there might be differences in conditions across the field, although it is probable that the crop on the slope gets slightly more sun than that on the flat and that is why it is flowering earlier. I’ve included some photos below. Lots of yellow flowers around!

-Alice

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