Taynton Village

Incorporating May Hill and Kents Green in Gloucestershire

Category: Nature

Notable Trees of May Hill

Notable Trees of May Hill

Click the above link for a PDF of a blog post by Rob Guest providing details of notable trees on May Hill.  The original blog post can be found here:

Rob Guest’s Blog on ‘Notable Trees of May Hill’

The wild daffodils on the village green have seeded and withered, and even the few cowslip plants and the white violets are over and gone but instead there are plenty of low growing perennials in the grass indicating what an abundant flora is present .

On July 15th I recorded the following flowers, please do stop and look at them next time you are passing.

Yarrow, birds’ foot trefoil, hop trefoil, creeping cinquefoil (count the yellow petals and leaflets), red and white clover, selfheal, speedwell, convolvulus, ox-eye daisy, a small hawkweed spp., round-leaved cranesbill, weld or Dyer’s rocket (it produces a fast yellow dye used since early times by cloth makers), ragwort!

Tiz Butler


Dogs and Lambs

This time of year please remember to keep your dogs on leads around livestock. It doesn’t matter how friendly you think your dog is, the sheep don’t know that. Even soft looking ones like this should be kept on a lead.

Fierce dog

Daffodils in Taynton

Wild Daffodils

This is a great time of year to see the wild daffodils. Glasshouse Orchard near the Glasshouse Pub has a good collection and you could pop in for a pint afterwards. Please remember that they are great to look at them but never pick them or dig them up – they are for the whole community to enjoy!

Apple Flowers

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