Changing Seasons – June 2019

I thought I wasn’t going to make it to this walk this month. It has been a very topsy turvy month weatherwise and not at all like June and the beginning of summer. Rain (though not as much as a lot of the UK), mist, fog, gale force winds and lots of cloud kept me at home. Finally the sun broke through today and I was able to go and see what is growing this month. Hydrangeas are coming into their own and Cornwall has lots of them in gardens and used as hedges along the roadside. There are several along the walk too as well as dozens of huge Agapanthus ranging from dark navy blue through to white. Last year these plants suffered badly from the rare snowfall we had, but they have come back better than ever.

(click on the collage to enlarge image)

George V Memorial Walk – June 30 2019
  • Row 1: Ceratostigma willmottianum (Chinese plumbago ),  Lychnis coronaria (rose campion), Astrantia, Nigella, White Agapanthus
  •  Row 2: Phormium flower (New Zealand flax), Fuchsia, Philadelphus (Mock Orange), Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ (Honeywort), Cotinus Coggygria (Smoke Bush)
  • Row 3: Mesembryanthemum (Livingstone Daisy), Dk Blue Agapanthus, Poppy, Sempervivum flower, Shasta Daisy
  • Row 4: Aloe, Salvia ‘Hot Lips’, Solanum(Lycianthes) rantonnetii (Blue Potato Bush), Centaurea cyanus (Cornflowers), Hemerocallis (Daylily)
  • Row 5: Aloe, Hydrangea, Poached Egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii), Acanthus mollis (Bear’s Breeches), Buddleja davidii ‘Black Knight’

All these photos were taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 using a 42mm – 150mm zoom lens.

The Changing Seasons | June


  1. Sue says:

    Thanks for showing us this wonderful gallery, Jude! The nigella with the frondy bits and the white agapanthus just bursting out are favourites,,,

    1. Heyjude says:

      It would have been nice to have had the macro lens with me as there wasn’t too much wind yesterday. Next time.

  2. Fabulous collage. We had a few days of summer, but it’s back to windy and showery now. I hope that wasn’t It!

    1. Heyjude says:

      We didn’t even have that here! A lot of sea fog covered most of Cornwall. Burned off in the afternoon most days, but kept the temperatures down. We do have some beautiful evenings though.

      1. Yes, we seem to get the best of it in the evenings too.

  3. Chloris says:

    Oh goodness hydrangeas in bloom make me think of late summer, I love the ones at Trebah.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I MUST go to Trebah this year to see them in full bloom. Always too late or too early.

  4. I love this collage. It’s so hard to pick a favourite, so I stopped trying. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Pointless in trying Elaine. Enjoy them all 🙂

  5. That collage is a great way to show splendid variety

    1. Heyjude says:

      I must admit to having two the same as last month, but I was in such a rush to get it published that I decided to leave them in.

  6. I’m pinching this idea next Spring. So beautiful

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