Friday, 29 May 2009

Flowers on the Coastal Path


This is a short blog re flowers on the coastal path. It was the very best time to visit for the wild flowers.






We expect bluebells to grow under trees. Here, they are growing in profusion on a windswept cliff top. They are the proper English type







There are plenty of these pretty blue flowers
There is much Thrift everywhere

7 comments:

Arosebyanyothername said...

Excellent pictures on both of these blogs of the coastal path - a very beautiful part of Britain. I hope you are enjoying yourself in Wales.

ChrisH said...

Do you know what those blue flowers are called, Withy? (cos i don't!). Saw some beautiful, delicate, small speckled pale lilac orchids yesterday, too. (at Strumble.)

Withy Brook said...

I blush to admit that I don't, Chris.
Loved our time in Wales, Rosie but back a week now.

TIGGYWINKLE said...

Have never seen bluebells growing in an exposed area like that, and the drifts of Thrift are magnificent. Beautiful pictures Withy

Pondside said...

The photos on both of the last posts are really good. When I read about this part of England this is what I imagine. The flower-covered cliffs are incredible.

seashell cosmos said...

Love these too, especially the second to the last one. That blue water and cliffs and the flowers. Thank you again Withy for posting.

Celtic Heart said...

Those tiny, blue flowers are called squills. They have an extremely long, white stem that reaches inches underground, but the flower sits only just on the surface. They have medicinal qualities particularly for chest infections, and there are several branded cough linctus that contain extract of squill. Once, while out on the coast path, I had to explain to someone that they were not 'some sort of Welsh daffodil' Doh!