The George V Memorial Walk in Hayle along the Copperhouse pool is a lovely level walk at any time of the year, but this is my first time during the winter months so I was keen to see whether anything was in flower.
So on 25th January this is what I found:
It was a very windy day, but at least the wind blew away the rain clouds and it wasn’t particularly cold in the sunshine. Not easy to take close-up photos though.
I was very pleased to see two of my favourite Antipodean plants in flower – the pretty pink and white Grevillea above and the lemon-yellow Callistemon (bottlebrush) below. I have visions of these in my garden, just where I can place them is the problem as I live on an extremely open and windy site and Grevillea in particular prefer some shelter.
It was a pleasant enough walk and although there wasn’t a huge amount of flowers, there were plenty of new leaves glistening in the sun, bright red and even purple berries, bulbs appearing along the grass verge by the pool and a delightful fragrance in the sensory garden created by the very lovely daphne. (Now this IS a plant I need to find room for – I think we are going to need a bigger garden…)
I am going to have to make this a regular walk to note what is in flower each month. And if you like a walk, long or short, then please visit Jo for her regular strolls in the UK and the Algarve and maybe you could join in too.
Paula ‘Lost in Translation’ has a wintry theme this week, but I’m sure these are not the type of winter images she had in mind.