I found about 12 plants in flower in a small shady area under the beech trees. They're small and delicate and really quite hard to spot as they blend into the background so well.
|No purple tinge and lip not curved under - narrow-lipped helleborine?|
I'll go back next week for another look when they're further out and I can try to get some better photos (I had the dog with me today, so taking photos of them was tricky as I had to stop her from sitting on them!)
As I was having a helleborine morning, I popped up to Whiteleaf to have a look at the violet helleborines to see if they'd flowered yet. Still no flowers open but the buds are well developed and they've started to straighten up. Won't be long now until the flowers open, as long as they don't get eaten by anything!