Why this orchid has suddenly appeared in our garden I have no idea! However, it is lovely to have found one and we will appreceite it while it is here.
It is a Fragrant Orchid - Gymnadenia conopsea and stands about one foot high.
It is a pretty, delicate pink against the strong colour of all our Pyramidal orchids.
We also have a lot of bee orchids this year - this one is the normal colour
But I also found this paler version today. It looks white in the picture but is actually a very very pale pink.
The temperature is creeping up here again today - I am looking forward to a day at the coast tomorrow.