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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

Winter heliotrope

 This plant is welcome colour during the winter months and certainly one of a very few that flowers at this time.  Flowering from December through until March it is in full flow now.  It is more common nearer the coast but grows in a few places in the National Park.  We have two sites here in Rosedale, the roadside verge opposite the north entrance to the church in the village and the lay-by between the Orange Tree and Brick cottage on Daleside Road in Rosedale East.  Also known as fragrant butterbur it has a distinct smell of vanilla.  It’s large round leaves are easy to spot but look closely for the pinkish white flowers.  A real treat before spring.  Updale Natural History Recorder
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