Thursday, 14 February 2008

Valentines Day

"when the gorse is out of bloom, then kissing's out of fashion"

Luckily more than one species of gorse grows in the UK. The Common Gorse or Furze flowers in the spring and is flowering now. It will continue until early summer when the Dwarf or Summer Gorse comes into bloom continuing until the start of winter. This covers most of the year but there are always a few flowers on gorse bushes all through the winter so I don't think kissing will be losing its popularity anytime soon!

Happy Valentines Day.


Heather L. said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing Spring with those of us still in winter.

willow said...

Hello Heather,
Our little early spring seems to have come to an end and its much colder here today, although still warm compared to some of the low temperatures I've been reading about.

the flour loft said...

Happy kissing Willow!!