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A walk along a sheltered cliff path near Boscastle.


Cornwall was under sunny skies today so we walked along the cliffs near Boscastle which had a number of wild flowers and lots of gorse against the deep blue sea.

I feel sure you will recognise all the wild flowers that we saw.

I do not know the name of the next flower so please help me. I think it is only found in coastal places.

Here is an empty table just waiting for you so do come along and join me!!

I do apologise if unwanted adverts have crept into this blog, it is a real shame.

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I would love to have joined you, Chris, on that bench with a perfect view! Thank you for sharing such a delightful walk :)

21 Apr, 2024


I would have loved to see you there too!

21 Apr, 2024


Aw, that’s lovely … 🙂

21 Apr, 2024


Beautiful blue skies, gorgeous blue sea and lovely landscape, Chris!!! I'd love to have come along too!!! Thanks for sharing your breathtaking views.

21 Apr, 2024


That was a lovely walk and lovely weather to go with it :)
I don't get ads, I have blocked them.

The flower you don't know is Sea Campion.
Like many plants it has changed its botanical name - it used to be called Silene maritima but now they call it Silene uniflora.

It belongs to the same family (Caryophyllaceae) as the Red Campion, Silene dioica, which you've also shown a photo of.
Pinks and Carnations, Sweet Williams and Gypsophylla also belong to the same family ...

Sorry about the botany lesson lol but it's the sort of thing I am so interested in :)

22 Apr, 2024


I agree with the plant id's Hywel, the previous one is pennywort Umbillicus rupestris so I wasn't sure if you meant that as blinking ads get in the way. I can't get a free ad blocker on this laptop grr.

lovely blog. I love to see the sea.

22 Apr, 2024


That was a lovely walk Chris and you got the sun! Lovely flowers too.
Yes, I would have loved to have joined you at that table!

22 Apr, 2024


Just needed to mention that Rachel got rid of the adverts when she was here at the weekend and the next day they were back again!!

22 Apr, 2024


Great blog. I too love the sea but don’t get there very often, so it was lovely to share your walk.

22 Apr, 2024


Lovely blog and photo's Chris.Thank you for sharing.. x

22 Apr, 2024


Thanks to all of you for such lovely comments and special thanks to Hywel for telling me the name of the flower that I didn’t know. I shall remember it from now on.

22 Apr, 2024


I didn’t know umbillicus, so thanks to SBG for that one. Lovely blog. My iPad doesn’t seem to block ads. But I can live with them.

5 May, 2024


Umbilicus grows on the wall around an old churchyard near here. I may go and take some photos of it one day soon, if I get a chance ...

6 May, 2024

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