Last week’s Wordless Wednesday reminded me how few Duver posts I’ve posted recently, so today’s beautiful sunshine prompted me to bring the camera on my morning walk. The photo above is the view easterly across the Duver towards the mouth of Bembridge Harbour.
Looking south westerly you can see the Yarborough Monument on Culver Down.
Rounding the corner and looking out easterly to the Solent you can see St Helen’s Fort, one of the four Solent forts. This one was built between 1867 and 1880.
Not very horticultural but very Duver! I hope you all enjoyed a sparkling Sunday.
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.
The Sea Thrift, Armeria Maritima, hasn’t been quite so good this year, and seems to sharing the space more than in previous years.
The foxgloves, however, are fabulous this year with multiple clumps to admire.
The Elderflowers are in their prime and I’ve already made a batch of Elderflower Cordial with blooms from this very tree.
The clump of Campions (Silene vulgaris) also seems to have spread this year,
but the stunners right now have to be the Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis.
Excitingly (and rather unbelievably) there were also two new sightings for me today, firstly the Sea Kale (Crambe maritima), such a fabulous colour and texture
and this Convolvulus, I think C. arvensis, growing in the same sandy spit colonised by the Evening Primrose.
And to finish a few more thrift. If you look carefully, that’s chez Duver Diary in the background.
I haven’t posted a Duver post since the end of May, but it’s still there, and as beautiful as ever.
and a bevy of tiny little mushrooms, barely bigger than my thumbnail.