wild landscapes

The Bluebell Walk Bluebells in Cornwall often grow in the open and not just in broadleaf woodlands or the outer edges. I see more bluebells in the lanes and on the hill than in the wood. I think of them as May flowers, but they seem to appear in April now, maybe because Aprils over…

Blue July | Day 29

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) is feeling blue. Ideal for me to showcase the most dominant colour of Cornwall in all its guises. Blue Bells Blue July: Day twenty-nine

Fairy Flowers

Our native type (Hyacinthoides non-scripta, otherwise named common bluebells, English bluebells, British bluebells, wood bells, fairy flowers and wild hyacinth) appears in ancient woodlands and along woodland edges in April and May. The sweetly scented flowers only droop from one side of the stem and have narrow leaves unlike the Spanish invaders which are paler and…

St George’s Day – or is it?

I have always known 23rd April to be the day we English celebrate St George, our patron saint (though I personally think we should acknowledge St Edmund  the Martyr as he was at least English and once held that honour). Maybe instead of raising the red cross  of St George  instead we ought to be…

A Woodland Walk

I don’t need much of an excuse to visit a garden and after a year of watching my new garden grow I have decided that it is in need of some extra plants so what better than to combine a trip to a nursery which also has its own woodland gardens (Ailsa of Travel Theme is…

Thursday Special: Trencrom Hill

Paula’s challenge this week is a little different. She has provided a list of words from which to pick one to illustrate. Having already used ‘decrepit‘ I am moving on to ‘prolific‘ another adjective meaning something which is present in large numbers / quantities. Showing friends and family around our area last week, we had…