Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.

 

Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.

 

Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!

 

Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.

 

Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/

It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.

 

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Wadswick Common at the turn of the century

20th August 2017 and a bit late in the season to catch the flora and fauna - including yellow rattle, harebell and the marbled white butterfly - associated with Wadswick Common but a few pictures follow taken during this coldest and wettest August for thirty years.

View south-east from Wadswick Common across the Clay Vale to Salisbury Plain - 20th August 2017
Field scabious, mignonette (I believe) and knapweed at the roadside on Wadswick Common
Another view of the knapweed (gone to seed) and mignonette
Unidentified plant with smoothe, ovate, leathery leaves (and, by the way, this is NOT Japanese knotweed)
St John's wort and knapweed, both in flower and gone to seed, on 20th August 2017
View south with field scabious and hundreds of ash saplings (there are few ash trees around the Common so, as with our own garden, how on earth do so many ash saplings spring up?)
Aaah - here's an ash with another unidentified plant, with ovate(ish) leaves and flowers on tall stalks, at its base
The west side of the Common with field scabious close to the bisecting road
Rosebay willowherb gone to seed
Rose hips, wild marjoram and rosebay willowherb
Blackberry and ash saplings on the eastern roadside bank
Another view south-east over the Clay Vale towards Salisbury Plain
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