Wild foxgloves are just coming into flower this year up Hillsborough in Ilfracombe . . .
. . . but the paths are also starting to become overgrown.
Last year, the foxgloves and blackberries were cut down savagely before they had finished flowering. I do hope that North Devon Council, their contractors or whoever is responsible for tending this area can apply some common sense this year by trimming long grass and weeds without butchering all the flowers. Surely, landscape professionals should be able to exhibit expertise in this area. Isn’t that what they’re paid for?
Otherwise, locals, dog-walkers, walkers and visitors won’t be able to enjoy the marvellous natural beauty at its best.