Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Ox-eye daisy/Dog daisy

Ox-eye Daisies
Ox-eye Daisies

As is usual for this time of the year the meadow parts of the cemetery are a pretty sight with many tall grasses and wildflowers.

The Old Parish Cemetery, which is immediately to the left as you enter the cemetery at West Street, is a conservation area and will not be cut again until the Autumn. At the moment there are masses of Ox-eye Daisies in bloom, making a fantastic show.

The Field Daisy

I’m a pretty little thing,
Always coming with the spring;
In the meadows green I’m found,
Peeping just above the ground,
And my stalk is cover’d flat
With a white and yellow hat.

Little Mary, when you pass
Lightly o’er the tender grass,
Skip about, but do not tread
On my bright but lowly head,
For I always seem to say,
“Surely winter’s gone away.”

Ann Taylor (1782 – 1886 / poet/ Colchester / England)