Return to the Duver, June 2016

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My last Duver post (apart from last Wednesday’s Digitalis) was last November and of course all is looking very different now.  I think the sea of Cow Parsley out froths Monty’s at Longmeadow, mentioned in Friday’s Gardeners World.IMG_0871

The Sea Thrift, Armeria Maritima, hasn’t been quite so good this year, and seems to sharing the space more than in previous years.IMG_0884IMG_0883IMG_0882

The foxgloves, however, are fabulous this year with multiple clumps to admire.IMG_0888

The Elderflowers are in their prime and I’ve already made a batch of Elderflower Cordial with blooms from this very tree.IMG_0890

The clump of Campions (Silene vulgaris) also seems to have spread this year,IMG_0891

but the stunners right now have to be the Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis.IMG_0895IMG_0897

Excitingly (and rather unbelievably) there were also two new sightings for me today, firstly the Sea Kale (Crambe maritima), such a fabulous colour and textureIMG_0899

and this Convolvulus, I think C. arvensis, growing in the same sandy spit colonised by the Evening Primrose.IMG_0892

And to finish a few more thrift.  If you look carefully, that’s chez Duver Diary in the background.IMG_0901

3 thoughts on “Return to the Duver, June 2016

  1. Cathy

    My goodness Jen – these are all such a stunning sight! I don’t remember seeing this area before with all these wild flowers – it’s wonderful… thanks for sharing

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  2. Cathy

    I missed the last post as well! What a wonderful place you live in. That cow parsley is quite, quite breathtaking. As you say, you’ve out-Monty’d Monty Don!

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