Thursday 28 May 2020

The House at Valerian Corner - Redux

It is such a bright place to visit, a land mark in the village of Hawton, and the only place locally I've seen a hummingbird hawk moth.

It is The House at Valerian Corner, a house beyond the church that on a bright summer's day glows red with its verge full of valerian.

I ran out there tonight, a 7.5km run that I thought would be after the heat of day, but turned out not to be. It was a bit of a slog, although my splits weren't too bad.

No beautiful moths today, just a solitary bumble. But there are a few more hot days to see what pretty buzzers and flutterers I can find.


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  1. Lovely garden. We used to have a garden with Valerian. Must get some for this one.

  2. Wonderful plant Valerian - such a giver.

  3. Valerian is quite a plant once it gets established.

  4. It just loves those dry spots, either on the wall or at the bottom.

  5. It's stunningly vivid, thank you all