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.
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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