A quiet stroll through Woodbury Park Cemetery on a sunny morning in March.
Vita Sackville-West describes Fritillaries as follows in her Garden Book:
"A close examination of the turf will reveal the presence of seedlings not yet old enough to flower;
they have a curious habit of lying flat to the ground when they come through, looking as angular as a stick-insect and suggesting that a foot has trodden on them and snapped them, but after a few days they lift themselves into their normal erect position."
My only companions this morning were these creatures in this delightful space in Tunbridge Wells.All easily missed if you are busy dashing through, but worth a quieter gentler pace.