With the orchid season drawing to a close I was keen to make a return visit to the Cotswolds for some rare helleborines. Last week the Green-flowered Helleborines will still in bud and I had no idea where to start looking for Narrow-lipped. Armed with a little more information I returned with Lu this morning, combining orchid-hunting with some sightseeing around the picturesque village of Painswick. We had lunch in the Woolpack, in Slad and a nice walk on Rudge Hill, formerly Edge Common.
Green-flowered Helleborine - these were in bud when I visited last week so it was fantastic to see them flowering today.