Horsenden Hill is the fifth green space surrounding Perivale Park. It comes in east and west sections and today we exercised in the western half (the eastern half involves rather more climbing).
West Horsenden hill has large open and flat meadows with a network of paths connecting them. We turned left into one such meadow and were greeted by a large expanse of what we tentatively identified as Salsify (Tragopogon), not yet quite in flower. Gingerly inspecting one bud, it burst open into a delightful purple flower. If the whole meadow blooms at the same time, it will be spectacular. In an adjacent meadow, there was a patch of Bittercress or Cuckoo flower (cardamine). I am sure if we have gotten these wrong, Neil will correct us!