I had heard that the first Early Spider Orchids were already out at Samphire Ho so I decided to see if I could find any out in our local grasslands. I didn't have any immediate success so I wandered towards Kingsdown and stopped to look at the garden at Little Green. This is one of the nicest properties, about eighty years old with a roof of traditional Kent Peg Tiles it is an elegant house with a great garden and interesting lawn. I noticed various sticks and knitting needles in the grass, obviously marking something to be careful of when mowing or walking.
I was fortunate that Mrs Quinn was in her garden and didn't mind me interrupting her work. She very kindly let me in to see some of the orchids and photograph this little beauty, which is just coming out to reveal its' full glory.