In bloom in Clifton Park: April daily photo, 8

Daffodils, Clifton Park, 7 April 2015

Daffodils, Clifton Park, 7 April 2015

For today, simply a photo taken last April, of some daffodils in bloom in a quiet corner of what used to be the grounds of Clifton Hospital. They were on the other side of a rusting metal fence, and the sun was setting behind them.

The daffodils on the bar walls are famous and much-photographed, but I appreciated just as much — more in fact — this small clump bursting out of the weedy ground in a wilder and less well-known place.

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  1. Clifton Park is not actually common land, as you rightly suspected. It all belongs to the NHS still. We used to have an allotment at the Shipton Road site – that is also NHS land. At the moment they don’t seem to want to do anything much with it – in fact, the allotment committee often had trouble actually making the (tiny) payment for the lease! Hopefully they will leave things as they are, so we can continue to enjoy this precious green space.

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