Yellow and White flowers and a steam fair. Today was a Sunday tour around the Winchester area. Twyford old waterworks had steam up day with several visiting steam engines and road rollers.
White flowers cover many of the woods with both their colour and their odour. Wild garlic, also known as Ramsons, Buckrams, Broad-leaved garlic, Wood garlic, Bear leek or Bear’s garlic, a bulbous perennial flowering plant in the lily family Amaryllidaceae. It is a wild relative of the onion, native to Europe and Asia.
Many of the farms’ grow oil seed rape which turns the views yellow.
On the edge of the M272 near Brockwood is a mound of flints and a stone circle. These are said to have been built by a local landowner Col. Meinerzhagen – who was a very interesting character (See link below). Next to the flint mound is a headstone with an inscription that reads, “HERE LIES COL. R MEINERTZHAGEN’S HORSE MELKSHAM BURIED UNDER THESE STONES WHO DIED AT THIS PLACE IN 1910”.