Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:59
Many thanks everyone!
I need to cut back the rest of the grass and create bald patches for yellow rattle but I'll put the orchid back where it came from - caged!
I was so thrilled to find it ... it was right below an apple tree branch, so I wonder if I acquired it courtesy of a bird? It was also right at the edge of the mowing line and I might so easily have missed it if it hadn't been in flower ... wonder how many I might have killed on previous mowings?
Also, a few years ago I bought a paeony, which has never flowered - but the unexpected bonus of orchid growing through the middle of it has. Twice blessed, so I am!!