All across the Cotswolds comes a time when the air is thick with the pungent scent of Rapeseed flower. It wouldn’t be right that Spring turn into summer without it. Country runners and joggers will be particularly familiar with this heavy, yet not unpleasant aroma. However, the short lived cardiovascular assault is worth every breath, as this plant is what brings bursts of flavour to our food in the form of oils and mustards.
With its long thin stem and particularly thin petals, this flower is quite difficult to photograph, as it sways easily with the slightest movement of air.