Ragged-robin, as the name implies, is a small ragged pink flower found in wet ground throughout the UK. If you can find a newly opened specimen untouched by the elements, the five petals look almost double in number. In Upper Teesdale we ‘re lucky to have a natural habitat that suites Silene Flos-cuculi (formerly Lychnis Flos-cuculi).
This simple painting was produced outdoors during early July,
In a area known as ‘Hannah’s Meadow’ my knees were soaked trying to kneel in the bog without disturbing other specious. This simple little flower is very special to me, iconic of the hay meadows of Upper Teesdale which are now at their best.