Monday, 27 July 2020
An Abundance of Wild Flowers at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
Today I follow on from my previous post, which was about a visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Today we are looking at Heligan's West Lawn and Valentines meadows. As can be seen they are ablaze with a beautiful display of wild flowers.
The flowers seem to go on forever. In the distance - as can be seen in the photo above - the blue of the sea at Mevagissey contrasts with the yellow of the flowers.
The dominating flowers are corn marigolds, but there are other flowers as well.
I did manage to also find a few blue cornflowers, white corn chamomiles and a some lingering poppies
As well as being attractive to look at wild flowers provide nourishment for bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies, moths and a whole host of important pollinators.
I'm starting off in Mevagissey for today's post, with it's jumble of boats and fishing paraphenalia. I'm now...