This year is the first time I have visited Gower in June. I was amazed at the profusion of flowers everywhere – even on the seashores. Lady’s Bedstraw, Galium verum, made bright splashes of yellow colour on the sand at the junction of the soft cliff of Rhossili Down with the beach. This photograph is taken looking northwards along the seashore towards Burry Holms. The fluffy heads of attractive tiny flowers are also subtley perfumed. In the olden days, this flowering plant was dried and added to straw mattresses because of its lasting fragrance.
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