Oday Hill Weeds


At the top of Oday Hill between Abingdon and Drayton there is a field of barley where the farmer has left un-planted, a half-metre tilled margin. Arable weeds are flourishing in this habitat, including: Sharp-leaved Fluellen (creeping habit), Round-leaved Fluellen (upright habit), Dwarf Spurge (on the Oxfordshire Rare Plants Register), Knotted Hedge-parsley (a very small umbellifer), Field Madder & Field Pansy. A welcome change to normal practice of planting right to the edge of the tilled area.

from David Guyoncourt 10 July 2020