Seatown Sea Thrift

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) cluster on the cliffs at Seatown in Dorset, England, along the World Heritage designated Jurassic Coast. They form carpets on the cliff top edges and occupy isolated ledges of collapsed material on the cliff face.

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

Pink flowers of Thrift (Armeria maritima) growing on cliffs

The cliffs of the east side of the beach at Seatown, Dorset, England

The cliffs of the east side of the beach at Seatown, Dorset, England

A June trip to Kew Gardens

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Kew Gardens were as delightful as ever today, with a super abundance of brightly coloured flowers, many and varied flourishing plants, not to mention the burgeoning wildlife.

Sea Campion

Sea Campion (Silene uniflora) a common British seashore flower

Sea Campion (Silene uniflora) on Chesil Beach shingle

Sea Campion (Silene uniflora) is a common British seashore flower. I photographed these yesterday where they were growing on the pea-sized pebbles of Chesil Beach between Abbotsbury and West Bexington in Dorset, England.

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Flowering Plantains

Still life photograph of Hoary Plantain flowers

Still life photographs of the delicate white flowers and pink-purple tinged stamens on the Hoary Plantain (Plantago media L.) – also known as Lambs’ Tongue Plantain.

Still life photograph of Hoary Plantain flowers

Still life photograph of Hoary Plantain flowers

Still life photograph of Hoary Plantain flowers

Still life photograph of Hoary Plantain flowers

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Symbol of spring & new beginnings

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This gloriously flower be-decked “Green Man” was celebrating the birth of William Shakespeare outside the Globe Theatre on the South Bank in London one sunny April day. All the flowers and foliage were real – he not only looked good but smelled great too.

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Wild flowers of hedgerow and field

Red poppies growing in a field of oil-seed rape.

This is a lovely time of year with flowers everywhere in the Wessex countryside. I walked along Charminster Down yesterday, overlooking the Cerne Valley, and flowers were evident all around.  The meadows on the down top were carpeted in acres of swaying grasses of every description. The hedgerows and banksides were threaded with a colourful profusion of wild flowers. The valley sides were cloaked in ripening wheat, barley, oats – and oil-seed rape intertwined with poppies creating, from a distance, a bright red misting over the entire field.

View across the Cerne Valley from Charminster Down, showing red poppies in a field of oil-seed rape.

Honeysuckle flowers growing in a hedgerow

Elder flowers in great profusion against a blue summer sky with wispy white clouds 

Greater Knapweed flower with spikey purple-pink petals in a hedgerow.

Delicate pale pink flowers of a Dog Rose gleaming in summer sunshine in a hedgerow.

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