a week of flowers

I shall be joining Cathy of ‘Words and Herbs’ in her aim to bring cheer to the dark days of December. Back in 2017 (can it really be five years ago?) I had an Alternative Advent Calendar on my flower blog showing the wonderful flowers that were in bloom along the George V Memorial Walk in Hayle during November. I haven’t been able to get to the garden this November so I am going to reuse those beautiful blooms which hopefully will bring some brightness into our lives.

Acacia pravissima / Wedge-Leaved Wattle


  1. Cathy says:

    That’s an intriguing plant and one unknown to me. I have only ever seen photos of Acacia, but believe the flowers smell good. Thanks for sharing Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I do have a photo of this one in flower, it is quite an amazing tree.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Wedge-Leaved Wattle is a great name! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Definitely wedge shaped!

  3. kzmcb says:

    I love that horizontal take.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It actually grows over the pathway like this!

  4. Unfortunately I haven’t got the time to participate in Cathy’s nice meme this year, but your image really drew me in, it’s gorgeous. Almost like a honeycomb.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, a fascinating view of this wattle. I was intrigued by it, and looks even better when in flower.

  5. Rosie Amber says:

    Lovely, I don’t think I’ve seen that plant before.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are some rather unusual and interesting plants in the garden where this grows. One of the bonuses of Cornish weather.

  6. Ann Mackay says:

    A new-to-me and very interesting- looking plant. Love the idea of an alternative flower advent calendar – lot of work though!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was amused by all the posh advent calendars aimed at adults which cost hundreds of ££ so decided to have an alternative run up to Christmas by posting a flower every day from the George V garden which has been a source of inspiration for several years. You can see the posts here if you fancy a peek.

      1. Ann Mackay says:

        Thanks for the link – these are lovely! (I particularly like the green ‘bottlebrush’.) I much prefer your version of an advent calendar – and it gives ideas for plants that may still be in flower for this time of year. 🙂

  7. What a great name, Wedge-Leaved Wattle.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They remind me of an auger!

  8. restlessjo says:

    Nice! I don’t remember this one.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well it is five years ago!

      1. restlessjo says:

        I meant I don’t recognise the plant. Nice though 😃

        1. Heyjude says:

          Oh, ok. It’s the only one I’ve seen.

  9. Cathy says:

    This a new plant to me, it looks lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Even better when in flower – see my reply to the other Cathy for a link.

  10. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Really enjoying your week of flowers

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks MM 🙂

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